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Leentgen, wife of Jan van Rheenen, an Anabaptist martyr, was drowned on 21 May (van Braght, erroneously 15 May ) 1535, at Amsterdam, with a number of other Anabaptist women, including her daughter Adriana Jans, while another daughter, Lysbeth Jans, had been put to death on 15 May. Leentgen had been (re) baptized early in December 1534 in her own house at Amsterdam by "a man of Benschop," who is obviously Gerrit Ghysen of Benschop.

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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: 764. Available online at:

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. 413..

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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