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Jutte Eeuwouts was a Dutch Anabaptist martyr, who was hanged at The Hague on 17 March 1536. Jutte Eeuwouts was a wealthy lady living at Poeldijk in the Dutch province of South Holland near The Hague. Her house was a center of Anabaptist activity; here a number of fanatical and revolutionary Anabaptists used to meet, among whom was Adriaen Adriaensz, known as "the king of Israel." On 8-9 March 1536, the magistrate surprised a meeting of about 40 persons in the house of Jutte Eeuwouts; some were killed, including Adriaen Adriaensz; others, including Jutte, were arrested. The whole group was put to death at The Hague. Jutte was executed in a specially cruel way.

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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Jutte Eeuwouts (d. 1536)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 23 Jul 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jutte_Eeuwouts_(d._1536)&oldid=88458.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1957). Jutte Eeuwouts (d. 1536). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 July 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jutte_Eeuwouts_(d._1536)&oldid=88458.




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