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Jenneken Peeters, an Anabaptist martyr, was burned at the stake at Antwerp, Belgium, on 14 August 1571, with Jan van Rijssele and two Calvinists. She was an unmarried woman, apparently rather young. She was charged with the crimes of "having joined the sect of the Anabaptists, having attended their meetings, and persisting in her heresy."

Bibliography

Antwerpsch archievenblad XIII: 71, 73, 161; XIV: 86 f., No. 968..


Author(s) Nannes van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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van der Zijpp, Nannes. "Jenneken Peeters (d. 1571)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 29 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jenneken_Peeters_(d._1571)&oldid=88319.

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van der Zijpp, Nannes. (1957). Jenneken Peeters (d. 1571). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jenneken_Peeters_(d._1571)&oldid=88319.




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