Aeltgen Gielisdochter (d. 1535)

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Aeltgen (or Alijdt) Gielisdochter (in theMartyrs Mir<em>ror</em>, Aeltje Gilles), the wife of Jacob Janssen, an Anabaptist martyr of Benschop, Dutch province of Utrecht, was executed at Amsterdamon 21 May 1535 (Martyrs' Mirror incorrectly says 15 May), along with ten other martyrs, all women. Aeltgenhad been baptized at Benschop by Gherijt Ghijsen, and was one of the group who had gone from Amsterdam to Bergklooster. She refused to forsake her faith.


Bibliography

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.

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: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/contents.htm

Verhooren en Vonissen der Wederdoopers, betrokken bij de aanslagen op Amsterdam in 1534 en 1535, in Bijdragen en Mededeelingen van het Historisch Genootschap, XLI (Amsterdam, 1920): 68, 70.



Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1955


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Aeltgen Gielisdochter (d. 1535)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 24 Mar 2019. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Aeltgen_Gielisdochter_(d._1535)&oldid=53607.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1955). Aeltgen Gielisdochter (d. 1535). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 March 2019, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Aeltgen_Gielisdochter_(d._1535)&oldid=53607.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 19. All rights reserved.


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