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Torture of teacher Ursula, Maastricht, 1570.
Engraving by Jan Luiken in Martyrs Mirror, v. 2, p. 503 of Dutch edition.
Scan provided by Mennonite Library and Archives

Arent van Essen, an Anabaptist martyr, an elder and schoolteacher, was captured with his wife Ursula, Neeltgen, an old woman, and her daughter Tryntgen, at Maastricht by the bailiffs of Alba, and after the most cruel torture all four were burned at the stake on 9 January 1570.

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Bax, Willem. Het Protestantisme in het bisdom Luik en vooral te Maastricht, 1557-1612. ‘s-Gravenhage: M. Nijhoff, 1941: 306-310.

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, 502.

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

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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Arent van Essen (d. 1570)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 18 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Arent_van_Essen_(d._1570)&oldid=123306.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1953). Arent van Essen (d. 1570). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Arent_van_Essen_(d._1570)&oldid=123306.




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