How Johannes Kepler Saved His Mother From a Witch Trial

Johannes Kepler, the famous astronomer, took a six-year break in his career to support his mother, Katharina Kepler, who stood trial for witchcraft.

A Witch trial.Source-Wikipedia

It is 1612, a courtroom in Leonberg, Germany. A shabby older woman in her 70’s accused of witchcraft stood a trial.




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