Maeyken van Deventer (d. 1573?)

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Maeyken van Deventer, an Anabaptist martyr, who is said to have been executed in Rotterdam, Dutch province of South Holland, in 1573. This is, however, rather questionable, for in 1573 Rotterdam was no longer in Spanish hands, and her bequest to her four children is almost identical with that of the martyr Anneken van Rotterdam.


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: 657.

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: 977-979. Available online at:

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1905): 173.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 432.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1957

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