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Neelken, the wife of Paulus van Druynen,an Anabaptist martyr, was burned at the stake on 11 September 1538 at Vught, Dutch province of North Brabant. Van Braght, in Martyrs Mirror, mentions her only incidentally.


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: 42.

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: 448. Available online at:

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1917): 189.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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