The Astronomer and the Witch: Kepler’s Mother

The Astronomer and the Witch: Kepler’s Mother

This event has finished Took place on: Tuesday, 1st Jun 2021

 Free

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In 1615 Katharina Kepler, illiterate mother of the astronomer Johannes Kepler, was accused of being a witch.

At that time in Germany, there was a witch ‘craze’. Over half of the c.50,000 executions in Europe for witchcraft between 1500 and 1700 took place in Germany. During the next 6 years Katharina fought her accusation. The astronomer took over her legal defence in 1620.

This lecture explores this astonishing story, and asks how the witch craze affected people’s lives.


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This event has finished Took place on: Tuesday, 1st Jun 2021

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2021-06-01 2021-06-01 Europe/London The Astronomer and the Witch: Kepler’s Mother This lecture explores this astonishing story, and asks how the witch craze affected people’s lives. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/06/01/the-astronomer-and-the-witch-keplers-mother-259988 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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