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Tanneken Walraven, an Anabaptist martyr who was burned at the stake at Antwerp, Belgium, on the evening of Pentecost, 22 May 1575. Van Braght's Martyrs' Mirror adds that she was executed with her mouth screwed up to prevent speaking to the crowd. She was the wife of Jan Verschelt and the mother of Preacher Jaques Walraven of Amsterdam.

See also Janneken Walraven


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: 1007. Available online at:

Génard, P. Antwerpsch archievenblad XIII, 193, 201; XIV, 96 f., No. 1085.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Tanneken Walraven (d. 1575)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 28 Oct 2016.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Tanneken Walraven (d. 1575). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 October 2016, from

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 684. All rights reserved.

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