Bourignon, Antoinette

Bourignon, Antoinette a French visionary, was born at Lisle, Jan. 13, 1616. She rendered herself famous by her numerous works, by her religious innovations, and by the persecutions which she endured. She escaped an undesired marriage, and placed herself under the care of the clergy. At Amsterdam she abjured Catholicism, and advocated the Reformation. She published several of hler works at Amsterdam, but, being accused of sorcery, she was obliged to leave the place, and betook herself to Hamburg. She died at Franeker, Oct. 30, 1680. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v. SEE BOURIGNONISTS.

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