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Martijnken (Martijntgen) Meere, an Anabaptist martyr, was burnt at the stake on 9 August 1573 at the Vrijdagsmarkt at Ghent, Belgium, with two other women. Martijnken, the sister of the martyr Calleken Meere, was a native of Wyncle in Flanders and unmarried. These three women were gagged to prevent them from speaking to the crowd gathered around the execution place. This fact or something else displeased the bystanders, and they nearly created a riot. Soldiers then began to clear the market place. 


Bibliography

Verheyden, A. L. E. Het Gentsche Martyrologium (1530-1595). Brugge: De Tempel, 1946: 64 f., No. 229.



Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Martijinken Meere (d. 1573)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 22 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Martijinken_Meere_(d._1573)&oldid=58338.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1957). Martijinken Meere (d. 1573). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Martijinken_Meere_(d._1573)&oldid=58338.




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