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Griete Arentsdochter (Grietje Arents), an [[Anabaptism|Anabaptist]] martyr, was banished from [[Netherlands|Holland]] for having been (re) baptized, returned, and was arrested at [[Amsterdam (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)|Amsterdam]]. In the records she is said to have been an old sick and dull woman, refusing to recant. On 21 December 1534 she was sentenced to death by drowning because of heresy and disobedience to the public authorities. Griete was a native of Limmen near [[Alkmaar (Noord Holland, Netherlands)|Alkmaar]], Dutch province of [[North Holland (Netherlands)|North Holland]], a center of ardent Anabaptism in 1533-1540.
 
Griete Arentsdochter (Grietje Arents), an [[Anabaptism|Anabaptist]] martyr, was banished from [[Netherlands|Holland]] for having been (re) baptized, returned, and was arrested at [[Amsterdam (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)|Amsterdam]]. In the records she is said to have been an old sick and dull woman, refusing to recant. On 21 December 1534 she was sentenced to death by drowning because of heresy and disobedience to the public authorities. Griete was a native of Limmen near [[Alkmaar (Noord Holland, Netherlands)|Alkmaar]], Dutch province of [[North Holland (Netherlands)|North Holland]], a center of ardent Anabaptism in 1533-1540.
 
 
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
Braght, Thieleman J. van. <em>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</em>. Den Tweeden Druk. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, …, 1685: II, 412.
 
Braght, Thieleman J. van. <em>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</em>. Den Tweeden Druk. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, …, 1685: II, 412.
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Braght, Thieleman J. van. <em>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</em>. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1951: 763. Available online at: [http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/ http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm].
 
Braght, Thieleman J. van. <em>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</em>. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1951: 763. Available online at: [http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/ http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm].
  
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. <em>Mennonitisches Lexikon</em>. Frankfurt &amp; Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 81.
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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. <em>Mennonitisches Lexikon</em>. Frankfurt &amp; Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 81.
  
 
"Verhooren en Vonissen der Wederdoopers, betrokken bij de aanslagen op Amsterdam in 1534 en 1535." <em>Bijdragen en Mededeelingen van het Historisch Genootschap</em> 41 (1920): 41-43, 44-45.
 
"Verhooren en Vonissen der Wederdoopers, betrokken bij de aanslagen op Amsterdam in 1534 en 1535." <em>Bijdragen en Mededeelingen van het Historisch Genootschap</em> 41 (1920): 41-43, 44-45.
 
 
 
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Griete Arentsdochter (Grietje Arents), an Anabaptist martyr, was banished from Holland for having been (re) baptized, returned, and was arrested at Amsterdam. In the records she is said to have been an old sick and dull woman, refusing to recant. On 21 December 1534 she was sentenced to death by drowning because of heresy and disobedience to the public authorities. Griete was a native of Limmen near Alkmaar, Dutch province of North Holland, a center of ardent Anabaptism in 1533-1540.

Bibliography

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: II, 412.

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

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 81.

"Verhooren en Vonissen der Wederdoopers, betrokken bij de aanslagen op Amsterdam in 1534 en 1535." Bijdragen en Mededeelingen van het Historisch Genootschap 41 (1920): 41-43, 44-45.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Griete Arentsdochter (d. 1534)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 30 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Griete_Arentsdochter_(d._1534)&oldid=94952.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Griete Arentsdochter (d. 1534). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Griete_Arentsdochter_(d._1534)&oldid=94952.




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