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Drowning of Leonard Pluvier, Jannetje, and Marietje van Aken, Antwerp, 1560. Engraving by Jan Luiken in Martyrs <br/> Mirror Martyrs Mirror , v. 2, p. 271 of Dutch edition. Scan provided by Mennonite Library and Archives Mennonite Library and Archives
Maeyken de Hont (Hondt), an Anabaptist martyr, drowned in a tub or wine-cask on 4 April 1560 within the Steen castle at Antwerp, Belgium, with Janneken Eghels (Janneken van Aken) andLenaert Plovier. She was a daughter of Jan de Hont. In the Dutch martyrbooks, where no exact date of the execution is given, she is called Maeyken (Mayken) van Aken. Her name is found in the hymn "Aenhoort, Godt, hemelsche Vader" (Hear, O God, heavenly Father) of the Lietboecxken van den Offer des Heeren (hymn No. 16).

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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Maeyken de Hont (d. 1560)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 25 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Maeyken_de_Hont_(d._1560)&oldid=89226.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1957). Maeyken de Hont (d. 1560). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Maeyken_de_Hont_(d._1560)&oldid=89226.




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