Margriete Jeroons Huysvrouwe (d. 1557)

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Margriete (Margriet) Jeroons Huysvrouwe, an Anabaptist martyr, executed at Antwerp, Belgium on 6 July 1557 with Claerken Boucket. They were put into a sack and drowned. Margriete, whose official name was Marguerite Venneau, was the wife of Jeronimus van der Capellen, who had suffered martyrdom at Antwerp on 22 May 1557. The name of Margriete, who died valiantly, is found in hymn No. 16 of the Lietboecxken van den Offer des Heeren, "Aenhoort Godt, hemelsche Vader" (Hear, O God, heavenly Father).


Dit Boec wort genoemt: Het Offer des Herren, om het inhout van sommighe opgheofferde kinderen Godts . . . N.p., 1570: 553, 565 note.

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: 185.

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: 569. Available online at:

Génard, P. Antwerpsch archievenblad: VIII, 434, 438, 469; XIV, 22 f., No. 249.

Wolkan, Rudolf. Die Lieder der Wiedertäufer. Berlin, 1903. Reprinted Nieuwkoop: B. De Graaf, 1965: 63, 71.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Margriete Jeroons Huysvrouwe (d. 1557)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 21 Feb 2018.

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