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Lynken Clercx (Lyntgen, "a young maiden") was an Anabaptist martyr, executed (manner unknown) on 28 January 1575 at Antwerp, Belgium, with Jenneken Pots. She had deviated from the Roman Catholic Church and though she had not yet been baptized upon her faith, she was eager to receive this baptism.

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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: Part 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: 1008. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

Génard, P. Antwerpsch archievenblad: XIII, 198; XIV, 98 f., No.1105.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Lynken Clercx (d. 1575)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 13 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Lynken_Clercx_(d._1575)&oldid=108692.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Lynken Clercx (d. 1575). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 13 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Lynken_Clercx_(d._1575)&oldid=108692.




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