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Janneken van Houte (Houtte), an Anabaptist martyr, not found in van Braght, <em>Martyrs' Mirror</em>, but likely identical with Janneken op Dextelaer, named by van Braght. She was born at Antwerp, Belgium, and belonged to the Mennonite congregation in this town. Janneken, a jonckmeyssen (a young or unmarried woman), was bound in a sack and drowned at the Steen castle at Antwerp on 5 or 6 July 1557. This martyr may be the author of the song "Verhuecht verblijt groot ende cleyn" (Be glad and rejoice, both great and small) found in the <em>Lietboecxken van den Offer des Heeren</em>.


Dit Boec wort genoemt: Het Offer des Herren, om het inhout van sommighe opgheofferde kinderen Godts . . . N.p., 1578: 553.

Génard, Petrus. Antwerpsch archievenblad. Antwerpen, Belgium: Stadsarchief te Antwerpen: VIII, 434, 438; XIV, 22 f., No. 250.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Jenneken van Houte (d. 1557)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 27 May 2016.

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