Maria and Ursula van Beckum

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Maria van Beckum (before 1510 Markelo - 13 November 1544, Delden) and Ursula van Beckum (bef. 1520, Werdum - 13 November 1544, Delden) were Dutch noblewomen and Anabaptists executed for heresy.

Maria was the sister of Johan III van Beckum, Ursula's husband. In 1542, the Anabaptists were declared heretics in the Netherlands. They were arrested and sentenced to death by burning. Their case attracted a lot of attention.

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