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August 7, 1620

On this day in Twisted-History.com in 1620, German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer Johannes Kepler’s mother, Katharina, was arrested for being a witch and practicing witchcraft. She allegedly caused one woman to become sick and turned one man into a newt. Kepler personally saw to her legal defense and was able to prove that she had … Continue reading

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