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Grietgen (Grietje van Brüssel), an Anabaptist martyr of Brussels, Belgium. Her official name was Margaretha Wynants, widow of Pieter Goossensz. She was burned at the stake at Antwerp on the evening of Pentecost, 22 May 1575, with three fellow believers, with tongue screws. They were put to death, as the sentence states, because they had been rebaptized and had attended Anabaptist meetings. The letters they wrote in prison were destroyed in the Spanish revolt at Antwerp on 4 November 1576.

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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, 693.

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: 1007. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

Génard, Petrus. Antwerpsch archievenblad: XIII, 193, 201; XIV, 96 f., No.  1084.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 175.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Grietgen (d. 1575)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 24 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Grietgen_(d._1575)&oldid=107832.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1956). Grietgen (d. 1575). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Grietgen_(d._1575)&oldid=107832.




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