Wendelmoet Claesdochter

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Wendelmoet Claesdochter, or Weynke Arisdochter of Monnickendam, (born in Monnickendam, died 1527 in The Hague), was a Dutch Lutheran. She was executed for heresy by strangulation followed by burning, and is known as the first woman victim to the religious persecutions in the Netherlands during the reign of Emperor Charles V. She was a leading figure in spreading the protestantism in Monnickendam through bible meetings. She was used in propaganda as a protestant martyr, and appeared in the protestant martyrs book Het offer des Heeren since the 1570 edition.

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