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Maeyken Pieters, a Mennonite woman, wife of the martyr Willeboort Cornelisz, was arrested on 19 January 1562, at Ghent, Belgium, and imprisoned in the Gravesteen castle of Ghent. Here she gave birth to a child, which immediately was baptized in a Catholic church. Maeyken, who had been arrested with many other Mennonites, a number of whom were put to death, was released during the riots which arose at Ghent. Later, when the magistrates intended to re-arrest her, she had fled.

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Pekelliaring, K. R. "Bijdragen voor de Geschiedenis van de Hervorming in Zeeland, 1524-72." Archief Zeeuwsch Genootschap 6 (1866): 44-46.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Maeyken Pieters (16th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 26 Sep 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Maeyken_Pieters_(16th_century)&oldid=127982.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Maeyken Pieters (16th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 September 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Maeyken_Pieters_(16th_century)&oldid=127982.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 439. All rights reserved.


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