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Kalleken, widow of Anpleunis van den Berge, an Anabaptist martyr, was burned at the stake on 30 April 1569, at Kortrijk (Courtrai) in Flanders, Belgium, where her husband had suffered martyrdom on 17 November 1568. Kalleken, whose official name was Cathelijne Saelins, or Calleken Stalins, had been (re)baptized in the fall of 1567 or in the spring of 1568 and was arrested at Meenen, Belgium, to which town she apparently had moved after her husband's arrest. She died faithful. Her goods were confiscated. With her were executed Pieter den Ouden (Oudeghodt), Fransoois de Timmerman, Jan van Raes, Jan Wattier, and Wouter Denys.

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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: II, 408.

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

Verheyden, A. L. E. Le Martyrologe Courtraisien et la Martyrologe Bruxellois. Vilvorde: R. Allecourt, 1950: 40, No. 28.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Kalleken (d. 1569)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 20 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Kalleken_(d._1569)&oldid=108425.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Kalleken (d. 1569). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Kalleken_(d._1569)&oldid=108425.




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