Tanneken van Mechelen (16th century)

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Tanneken van Mechelen (van den Broucke), the wife of the martyr Hans van der Straeten, was arrested with her husband at Antwerp, Belgium, in 1571, when she was only 17 years of age, and recanted. As a punishment she was confined in a Catholic convent at Breda, Netherlands, but escaped to Danzig. Here she made contact with the Mennonite congregation and after repentance was accepted into the church.


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, 540.

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

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Tanneken van Mechelen (16th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 22 Feb 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Tanneken_van_Mechelen_(16th_century)&oldid=130122.

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 683. All rights reserved.

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