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Olyverynken 's Keysers, an Anabaptist martyr, was burned at the stake with Martinken Meere and Janneken Dhanins on 19 August 1573 at Ghent, Belgium. Olyverynken was a daughter of Joos van Deinze and a sister of Marie 's Keysers, who died in prison at Ghent on 13 May 1573. During the execution of Olyverynken and her co-martyrs, who were gagged to prevent their speaking to the bystanders, an insurrection arose, when the soldiers tried to drive the crowd, which was in sympathy with the victims, from the Vrijdagsmarkt.


Verheyden, A. L. E. Het Gentsche Martyrologium (1530-1595). Brugge: De Tempel, 1946: 64, No. 230.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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