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Trijn(e) (Catharina) Amkers, an Anabaptist martyr, who was executed in 1534 (not 1542, as in van Braght, Martyrs’ Mirror). Neither the exact date nor the place of execution could be ascertained. Trijn was a native of Krommeniedijk in the Dutch province of North Holland.


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: 62.

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: 464. Available online at:

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1917): 170.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 56 ff.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Trijne Amkers (d. 1534)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 28 Oct 2016.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Trijne Amkers (d. 1534). 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. 748. All rights reserved.

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