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Janneken van Rentegem, an Anabaptist martyr, burned at the stake on 7 November 1570, on the Vrijdagsmarkt at Ghent, together with Janneken van Hulle and Hans van der Weghe. She was charged with the crimes of rebaptism and attending the Mennonite meetings. According to van Braght, Martyrs' Mirror, she was unmarried.

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Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doopsgesinde of Weereloose Christenen, Die om 't getuygenis van Jesus haren Salighmaker geleden hebben ende gedood zijn van Christi tijd of tot desen tijd toe. Den Tweeden Druk. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, 1685: II, 528.

Braght, Thieleman J. van. The Bloody Theatre or Martyrs' Mirror of the Defenseless Christians Who Baptized Only upon Confession of Faith and Who Suffered and Died for the Testimony of Jesus Their Saviour . . . to the Year A.D. 1660. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1951: 864. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

Verheyden, A. L. E. Het Gentsche Martyrologium (1530-1595). Brugge: De Tempel, 1946: No. 56, p. 194.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Janneken van Rentegem (d. 1570)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 22 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Janneken_van_Rentegem_(d._1570)&oldid=129817.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Janneken van Rentegem (d. 1570). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Janneken_van_Rentegem_(d._1570)&oldid=129817.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 89. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.


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