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Sijntgen van Gelder (Cynken in Offer) an Anabaptist martyr, burned at the stake on 21 July 1562, at Gent in Flanders, Belgium. Her official name probably was Josynken (Srijnken) Cruels, born at Kortrijk in Flanders; she was the widow of Adriaen Brave. These details have been published by Verheyden, who also found in the records both the exact date and the manner of her execution, not mentioned in Offer and van Braght's Martyrs' Mirror. Four other women were put to death with Sijntgen, namely, Vijntgen, Goudeken, Janneken de Joncheere, and Betgen van Maldegem. These women are commemorated in the hymn "Als men schreef duyst vijfhondert jaer ende twee en tsestich mede," found in the Lietboecxken.

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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, 289.

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: 664. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

Dit Boec wort genoemt: Het Offer des Herren, om het inhout van sommighe opgheofferde kinderen Godts . . . N.p., 1570: 650. Available online at: Het Offer des Heeren.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 47.

Verheyden, A. L. E. Het Gentsche Martyrologium (1530-1595). Brugge: De Tempel, 1946: 29, No.89.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Sijntgen van Gelder (d. 1562)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 28 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Sijntgen_van_Gelder_(d._1562)&oldid=96421.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Sijntgen van Gelder (d. 1562). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Sijntgen_van_Gelder_(d._1562)&oldid=96421.




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