Lysken Vermeulen (d. 1571)

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Lysken (Lijsken, Lysken or Lynken Vermeulen, wife of Maerten van Wijk or Maerten Thomaessen) was an Anabaptist martyr who was burned at the stake on 5 May 1571 at Antwerp, Belgium, with her husband and Gillis van Havere. Van Braght gives the date of execution as 2 May, and states that Lysken was in prison for about one year.


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: Part II, 506.

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: 846. Available online at:,

Génard, P. Antwerpsch archievenblad: XIII, 53, 63; XIV, 76 f., No. 900.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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