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Maeyken Kocx, an Anabaptist martyr, was seized at Ieper (Yperen), Flanders, Belgium, in 1561 with four others, and "loving God above all, and, out of love to Him, adhering to the truth known and accepted," she was publicly burned at the stake. Her name is celebrated in a hymn, "Geroert ben ick van binnen" (I am inwardly stirred), which is found in the Nieu Liedenboeck of 1562, as well as in the Lietboecxken van den Offer des Heeren of 1563 (No. 23) and Tweede Liedeboeck of 1583. In this hymn she is called only Maeyken (Mayken).

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Dit Boec wort genoemt: Het Offer des Herren, om het inhout van sommighe opgheofferde kinderen Godts . . . N.p., 1570: 603 f.

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: 285.

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: 654. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 519.

Wackernagel, Philipp. Lieder der niederlandischen Reformierten aus der Zeit der Verfolgung im 16. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt: Hender & Zimmer, 1867. Reprinted Nieuwkoop: B. de Graaf, 1965: 141.

Wolkan, Rudolf. Die Lieder der Wiedertäufer. Berlin, 1903. Reprinted Nieuwkoop: B. De Graaf, 1965: 72.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Maeyken Kocx (d. 1561)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 21 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Maeyken_Kocx_(d._1561)&oldid=108746.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Maeyken Kocx (d. 1561). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Maeyken_Kocx_(d._1561)&oldid=108746.




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