Marigje Arriens

Where was she executed?

Schoonhoven, Holland

Why was she accused of witchcraft?

Arriens was a healer, a profession that brought suspicion onto many women at that time. She was likely accused by a patient of threatening to put a spell on a boy.

Other Information:

  • It was believed that Arriens was the last witch killed in Holland, but sadly there were several after her.

  • Mercifully, Arriens was strangled to death before being burned.

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