Marie Vlamincx (ca. 1475-1551)

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Marie Vlamincx (Vlemincx) (in Offer and Martyrs' Mirror called Mariken), an Anabaptist martyr, strangled and burned at the stake on 31 January 1551 at Lier in Brabant, Belgium, together with Gielis van Aerde, Tanneken van Roosbroecke, and Godevaert Mertens. The Offer des Heeren and the Martyrs' Mirror give 1550 as year of execution without exact date; the exact date is found in Antwerpsch archievenblad. Marie was a woman of 75; she was born in St-Truyen, Belgium. Neither in the hymn "Alsmen screef duyst vijfhondert en daertoe noch vijftich jaer," found in a number of Dutch hymnals including (No. 17) the Lietboecxken van den Offer des Heeren, nor in the account given by van Braght are there many particulars. Marie frankly confessed her faith. When she was asked whether she desired to confess her sins to a (Catholic) priest before she died, she answered that she repented the fact that she had formerly confessed her sins to mortal ears.


Dit Boec wort genoemt: Het Offer des Heeren, om het inhout van sommighe opgheofferde kinderen Godts . . . N.p., 1570: 568-577. Available in full electronic text at:

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, 96.

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: 494. Available online at:

Génard, P. Antwerpsch archievenblad: VII, 393; XIV, 18 £., No. 199.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 73.

Wackernagel, Philipp. Lieder der niederlandischen Reformierten aus der Zeit der Verfolgung im 16. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt: Hender & Zimmer, 1867. Reprinted Nieuwkoop: B. de Graaf, 1965: 126.

Wolkan, Rudolf. Die Lieder der Wiedertäufer. Berlin, 1903. Reprinted Nieuwkoop: B. De Graaf, 1965: 63, 78.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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