Marijn Euwout (d. 1561)

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Marijn (Martijne) Euwout, an Anabaptist martyr, burned at the stake on 10 December 1561 at Bruges, Belgium. In van Braght's<em> Martyrs' Mirror </em>this martyr is erroneously called Marijn Amare. She was born at Middelburg, Dutch province of Zeeland. Living at Bruges, she was arrested there with a large number of members on 10 November 1561 when a meeting of the Bruges Mennonite congregation was surprised outside the town. Marijn and her co-martyrs are celebrated in a hymn, "Genade ende vrede moet Godvresende zijn" (Mercy and peace should be to the God-fearing), found in Veelderhande Liedekens of 1569 and other Dutch hymnals and reproduced by Wackernagel. In this hymn she is called Martijne without a family name. The Bibliographie lists Marijn Amare as identical with Martijntgen Aelmeers, but this is an error.


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: 288.

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: 655. Available online at:

Haeghen, Ferdinand van der., Thomas Arnold and R. Vanden Berghe. Bibliographie des Martyrologes Protestants Néerlandais. II. Receuils. The Hague: M. Nijhoff, 1890: II, No. 16.

Verheyden, A. L. E. Het Brugsche Martyrologium (12 October 1527-7 Augustus 1573). Brussels, [1944]: 48, No. 32.

Wackernagel, Philipp. Lieder der niederlandischen Reformierten aus der Zeit der Verfolgung im 16. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt: Hender & Zimmer, 1867. Reprinted Nieuwkoop: B. de Graaf, 1965: 130.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Marijn Euwout (d. 1561)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 24 Sep 2018.

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 483. All rights reserved.

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