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Anna Petersdochter, wife of Peter (van) Galen and an Anabaptist martyr, was strangled and hanged as an Anabaptist on 21 May 1535. In the summer of 1534 she was baptized by Gerrit van Benschop, and refused to recant her faith.


Bibliography

"Verhooren en Vonissen der Wederdoopers, betrokken bij de aanslagen op Amsterdam in 1534 en 1535." Bijdragen en Mededeelingen van het Historisch Genootschap 41 (Amsterdam, 1920): 66.



Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Anna Petersdochter (d. 1535)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 31 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Anna_Petersdochter_(d._1535)&oldid=53894.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1953). Anna Petersdochter (d. 1535). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 31 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Anna_Petersdochter_(d._1535)&oldid=53894.




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