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Vijnken (Vyntgen) de Jonc(kh)eere, an Anabaptist martyr, burned at the stake with her sisters Goudeken and Janneken de Jonckheere and two oth­er women on 21 July 1562, at Ghent, Belgium. Vijn­ken, who was unmarried and 30 years of age, was born at Merendree in Flanders. These martyrs are commemorated in the hymn "Als men schreef duyst vijfhondert jaer ende twee en tsestich mede," found in the Lietboecxken.

Bibliography

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: 759.

Verheyden, A. L. E. Het Gentsche Martyrologium (1530-1595). Brugge: De Tempel, 1946: 29, No. 91.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Vijnken de Jonckheere (ca. 1532-1562)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 23 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Vijnken_de_Jonckheere_(ca._1532-1562)&oldid=96768.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Vijnken de Jonckheere (ca. 1532-1562). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Vijnken_de_Jonckheere_(ca._1532-1562)&oldid=96768.




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