Janneken Dhanins, wife of Lievin van Booxtale and daughter of Jan van Sleidingen, an Anabaptist martyr, burned at the stake on 19 August 1573 on the Vrijdagsmarkt at Ghent, Belgium, together with two other women, Martinken Meere and Olyverynken's Keizers. All three were gagged to prevent their speaking to the bystanders. The crowd, indignant at this precaution, assumed a threatening attitude against the executioner and his aids, so that the soldiers were charged to clear the market place, which measure nearly caused a revolt.
Verheyden, A. L. E. Het Gentsche Martyrologium (1530-1595). Brugge: De Tempel, 1946: 64, No. 231.
|Author(s)||Nanne van der Zijpp|
Cite This Article
van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Janneken Dhanins (d. 1573)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 30 Sep 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Janneken_Dhanins_(d._1573)&oldid=65826.
van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1957). Janneken Dhanins (d. 1573). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 September 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Janneken_Dhanins_(d._1573)&oldid=65826.
©1996-2016 by the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. All rights reserved.