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Aechtken Joris Adriaensdochter (called simply Aechtken in the <em>[[Martyrs' Mirror|Martyrs Mir]]</em>[[Martyrs' Mirror|<em>ror</em>]]<em>),  </em>an [[Anabaptism|Anabaptist]] martyr, of [[Zierikzee (Zeeland, Netherlands)|Zierikzee]] in the Dutch province of [[Zeeland (Netherlands)|Zeeland]] (she is therefore also called Aechtgen van Zierikzee, or Sirckzee), was drowned together with five other women martyrs at the [[Steen (Antwerp, Belgium)|Steen prison]] at [[Antwerp (Belgium)|Antwerp]] on 19 July 1559. On 20 May of this year the women had been apprehended by the margrave of Antwerp. Aechtken confessed her faith willingly and freely, and therefore was brutally drowned during the night. Aechtken and the other women martyrs are found in two old martyr-songs: in"[[Liedeken van ses vrouwen binnen Antwerpen gedoot, Een |Een Liedeken van ses vrouwen]]," beginning "Babels Raets Mandamenten," in which her name is not expressly named, and also in the song "Aenhoort Godt hemelsche Vader" (Een liedeken van 72 vrienden, te Antwerpen gedood tusschen 1555 en 1560). Both songs are in the <em>Liedtboecxken van den Offer des Heeren, </em>1563; they are no. 16 and no. 19 respectively.
 
Aechtken Joris Adriaensdochter (called simply Aechtken in the <em>[[Martyrs' Mirror|Martyrs Mir]]</em>[[Martyrs' Mirror|<em>ror</em>]]<em>),  </em>an [[Anabaptism|Anabaptist]] martyr, of [[Zierikzee (Zeeland, Netherlands)|Zierikzee]] in the Dutch province of [[Zeeland (Netherlands)|Zeeland]] (she is therefore also called Aechtgen van Zierikzee, or Sirckzee), was drowned together with five other women martyrs at the [[Steen (Antwerp, Belgium)|Steen prison]] at [[Antwerp (Belgium)|Antwerp]] on 19 July 1559. On 20 May of this year the women had been apprehended by the margrave of Antwerp. Aechtken confessed her faith willingly and freely, and therefore was brutally drowned during the night. Aechtken and the other women martyrs are found in two old martyr-songs: in"[[Liedeken van ses vrouwen binnen Antwerpen gedoot, Een |Een Liedeken van ses vrouwen]]," beginning "Babels Raets Mandamenten," in which her name is not expressly named, and also in the song "Aenhoort Godt hemelsche Vader" (Een liedeken van 72 vrienden, te Antwerpen gedood tusschen 1555 en 1560). Both songs are in the <em>Liedtboecxken van den Offer des Heeren, </em>1563; they are no. 16 and no. 19 respectively.
 
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<em>Dit Boec wort genoemt: Het Offer des Herren, om het inhout van sommighe opgheofferde kinderen Godts . . .</em> N.p., 1570: 566, 581 ff. Available online at: <em><span class="link-external"></span></em><em><span class="link-external">[http://www.dbnl.org/tekst/_off001offe01_01/ Het Offer des Heeren]</span></em>.
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<em>Dit Boec wort genoemt: Het Offer des Herren, om het inhout van sommighe opgheofferde kinderen Godts . . .</em> N.p., 1570: 566, 581 ff. Available online at: <em><span class="link-external"></span><span class="link-external">[http://www.dbnl.org/tekst/_off001offe01_01/ Het Offer des Heeren]</span></em>.
  
 
Braght, Thieleman J. van. <em>Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doops-gesinde 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</em>. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, ..., 1685: Part II, 249-250.
 
Braght, Thieleman J. van. <em>Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doops-gesinde 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</em>. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, ..., 1685: Part II, 249-250.
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Génard, Petrus. <em>Antwerpsch archievenblad: </em>IX, 3, 9; 26-27, No. 298;
 
Génard, Petrus. <em>Antwerpsch archievenblad: </em>IX, 3, 9; 26-27, No. 298;
  
Wolkan, Rudolf. <em>Die Lieder der Wiedertäufer</em>. Berlin, 1903. Reprinted Nieuwkoop, B. De Graaf, 1965:<em> </em>63, 71, 72.
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Wolkan, Rudolf. <em>Die Lieder der Wiedertäufer</em>. Berlin, 1903. Reprinted Nieuwkoop, B. De Graaf, 1965: 63, 71, 72.
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Aechtken Joris Adriaensdochter (called simply Aechtken in the Martyrs Mirror),  an Anabaptist martyr, of Zierikzee in the Dutch province of Zeeland (she is therefore also called Aechtgen van Zierikzee, or Sirckzee), was drowned together with five other women martyrs at the Steen prison at Antwerp on 19 July 1559. On 20 May of this year the women had been apprehended by the margrave of Antwerp. Aechtken confessed her faith willingly and freely, and therefore was brutally drowned during the night. Aechtken and the other women martyrs are found in two old martyr-songs: in"Een Liedeken van ses vrouwen," beginning "Babels Raets Mandamenten," in which her name is not expressly named, and also in the song "Aenhoort Godt hemelsche Vader" (Een liedeken van 72 vrienden, te Antwerpen gedood tusschen 1555 en 1560). Both songs are in the Liedtboecxken van den Offer des Heeren, 1563; they are no. 16 and no. 19 respectively.

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Dit Boec wort genoemt: Het Offer des Herren, om het inhout van sommighe opgheofferde kinderen Godts . . . N.p., 1570: 566, 581 ff. Available online at: Het Offer des Heeren.

Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doops-gesinde 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, 249-250.

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: 623. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/contents.htm.

Génard, Petrus. Antwerpsch archievenblad: IX, 3, 9; 26-27, No. 298;

Wolkan, Rudolf. Die Lieder der Wiedertäufer. Berlin, 1903. Reprinted Nieuwkoop, B. De Graaf, 1965: 63, 71, 72.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1955


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1955). Aechtken Joris Adriaensdochter (d. 1559). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Aechtken_Joris_Adriaensdochter_(d._1559)&oldid=120877.




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