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  Johannes Junius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Johannes Junius (1573- August 6, 1628) was the Burgomeister of Bamberg, famous today for his letter written to his daughter from jail while he awaited execution for witchcraft.
Junius became Burgomeister in 1608 and remained in that position until his arrest, which came shortly after his wife had been executed on similar charges.
In his confession, Junius relates that in 1624, while in a difficult financial state, he was seduced by a woman who later proved to be a succubus and threatened to kill him unless he renounced God.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Johannes_Junius   (492 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Johannes Kepler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Johannes Kepler (December 27, 1571 – November 15, 1630), a key figure in the scientific revolution, was a German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer of famed brilliance.
Born prematurely, Johannes is said to have been a weak and sickly child, but despite his ill health, he was precociously brilliant - he often impressed travelers at the inn [aforementioned] with his phenomenal mathematical faculty as a child.
There is some evidence this association was of ancient origin, as Plato tells of one Timaeus of Locri who thought of the Universe as being enveloped by a gigantic dodecahedron while the other four solids represent the "elements" of fire, air, earth, and water.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Johannes_Kepler   (2780 words)

 Condemned Man's Testament
With these words of resignation to a grotesque and undeserved fate, Johannes Junius, a burgomaster, or chief magistrate, of the city of Bamberg, began a letter of fairwell to his daughter.
Junius was able to smuggle the letter out of prison with the assitance of one of his guards.
Junius cautioned his daughter to hide the letter, "else I shall be tortured most piteously and the jailers will be beheaded." He further instructed her to save herself by fleeing the center city of Bamberg immediately.
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 Johannes Acronius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Johannes Acronius (died 1627) was a German Reformed theologian.
He is less known by scientific works, than by his part in the quarrel between Arminians (Remonstrants) and Contra-Remonstrants.
He was the son of the Frisian preacher Bernard Acronius, and was taught by Zacharias Ursinus and Franciscus Junius in Neustadt an der Hardt, today Neustadt an der Weinstrasse.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Johannes_Acronius   (222 words)

 Johannes Junius in The Summerlands
Johannes Junius was the mayor of the city of Bamburg at this time.
At the height of the panics, Junius was accused of Witchcraft.
The records of Johannes Junius' trial and a translation of his letter can be found in George Lincoln Burr's _The Witch-Persecutions_ (Volume 3, number 4 of the Translations and Reprints series.
www.summerlands.com /crossroads/remembrance/victims/jjunius.htm   (1058 words)

The following is an excerpt from the trial of Johannes Junius for the crime of witchcraft in Bamberg Germany in 1628.
On Wednesday, June 28, 1628, was examined without torture Johannes Junius, Burgomaster at Bamberg, on the charge of witch-craft: how and in what fashion he had fallen into that vice.
Johannes Junius was burned at the stake as a witch.
history.hanover.edu /courses/excerpts/244bamb.html   (2126 words)

 Table of contents for Library of Congress control number 2003008535
Johannes Nider: An Early Description of the Sabbath, 1435 14.
The Confessions of Johannes Junius at Bamberg, 1628 40.
Johann Weyer: The Possession of the Nuns at Wertet, 1550 45.
www.loc.gov /catdir/toc/ecip042/2003008535.html   (539 words)

 My Norwegian Genealogy
Melvin Junius ANDERSON was born on MAY 10 1907 in Warren, MN.
She was married to Johannes Andreas HANSSEN on JUL 19 1863 in Mo i Rana, Norway.
Johannes AUGUSTINUSSEN was born in 1703 in Holmsletta, Holmsletten, Hemnes, Norway.
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 Johannes Schultz (Schultheiss) Family   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Johannes Schultheiss was born in 1703 in Canton Basel, Switzerland, and married Eva Solner or Soldner there in 1730.
Eva died in 1779 and Johannes died in 1788 in Bethania.
Moravian Records state that Johannes and Christina had two sons and a daughter, and that Johann Heinrich and Elizabeth had only two children, but do not specify their gender.
www.fmoran.com /schultz2.html   (268 words)

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Very seldom did a witchcraft trial reach so highly placed a person, although perhaps a dozen cases of even more prominent victims could be cited.
Second, what makes the trial of burgomaster Junius Johannes truly unique in the annals of witchcraft is his secret letter to his daughter composed during his trial, and printed here.
Good night, for your father Johannes Junius will never see you more.
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In 1628 there was tried for witchcraft at the episcopal city of Bamberg, in Germany, the Burgomaster Johannes Junius.
Says he is wholly innocent, knows nothing of the crime has never in his life renounced God: says that he is wronged hefore God and the world, would like to hear of a single human being who has seen him at such gatherings [as the witch-sabbaths].
Tells him to his face be will stake his life on it [er wolle darauf leben und sterben], that he saw him, Junius, a year and a half ago at a witch-gathering in the electoral council-room where they ate and drank.
history.hanover.edu /texts/bamberg.html   (2246 words)

 Common Misconceptions: The Witches
5) In one case -- the trial of Johannes Junius -- we have clear proof that a Witch was Christian.
Junius smuggled a letter out of prison, in which he described how he'd been forced to falsely confess to Witchcraft.
Without this letter, Junius' trial looks exactly like the standard, stereotyped trials that Margaret Murray used to "prove" that Witches were Pagan.
www.summerlands.com /crossroads/remembrance/_remembrance/00000083.htm   (2290 words)

 The forgotten male witch - Department of History and Classics - University of Alberta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Junius was executed in 1628 during a massive wave of trials that took place in Bamberg between 1624 and 1630.
A record of Junius' trial survived, but more importantly, Junius smuggled a letter out of prison to his daughter.
In the letter, which Gow translated for the inclusion of the book, he describes his trial, torture, and reasons for confessing to witchcraft.
www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca /historyandclassics/news.cfm?story=27347   (696 words)

 Internet Book of Shadows: Perscution, Ancient & Modern (Julia Phillips)
This letter describes more accurately than any historical treatise just how uncompromising the ecclesiastical courts were in their hunt for heretics.
Another Conrad, a lay-Dominican Friar, and his sidekick Johannes, were also vigorous in denouncing heretics.
As they moved from village to village, they claimed to be able to iden- tify a heretic by his or her appearance, based on nothing but their own intuition.
www.sacred-texts.com /bos/bos324.htm   (9640 words)

 Court Records Vs. Individual Experience: A Trial at Bamberg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
On Wednesday, June 28, 1628, was examined without torture Johannes Junius, Burgomaster at Bamberg, on the charge of witchcraft: how and in what fashion he had fallen into that vice.
Tells him to his face he will stake his life on it, that he saw him, Junius, a year and a half ago at a witch-gathering in the electoral council-room, where they ate and drank.
Then the transformed spirit had seized him by the throat and demanded that he should renounce God Almighty, whereupon Junius said, "God forbid," and thereupon the spirit vanished through the power of these words.
www.shanmonster.com /witch/bamberg.html   (1962 words)

 John Calvin Quotes - ExChristian.Net - Articles
THE JOHANNES JUNIUS LETTER (between 1618 & 1648)
Mutual Relation of Masters and Slaves as Taught in the Bible.
THE JOHANNES JUNIUS LETTER (between 1618 & 1648) »
exchristian.net /exchristian/2002/04/john-calvin-quotes.php   (393 words)

 IPT Journal - "Child Abuse and Witchcraft? Perspective on the 15th and 20th Centuries"
Unique in the history of the witch purges is a letter smuggled out of jail by 55-year-old Burgomaster Johannes Junius to his daughter, Veronica, in the year 1628.
Two days later "the aforesaid Junius was again exhorted to confess, but again confessed nothing.
In their unholy Sabbats, the witches were supposed to kill and eat newborn and unbaptized children (Parrinder, 1963).
www.ipt-forensics.com /journal/volume3/j3_3_2.htm   (7504 words)

 Inquisitional Torture
Another letter smuggled out of the Bamberg prison in 1628 was written by a man of means, Burgomaster Johannes Junius, whose property was taken by the inquisitors:
Johann Meyfarth witnessed hundreds of witch trials in the 17th century and wrote that he would have given a thousand thalers to be able to forget what he had seen: "feet wrenched off legs, and eyes torn from their sockets, and the prisoner burned with brimstone and basted with oil.
He had seen torturers apply flaming balls of brimstone to the genitals of a woman while she was hanging in strappado.
wiccanhistorian.home.att.net /histories/torture.html   (4148 words)

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This letter describes more accurately than any historical tr eatise just how uncompromising the ecclesiastical courts were in their hunt for heretics.
Conrad became Germany's first official Inquisitor, and his zeal in deno uncing heretics was unsurpassed.
Another Conrad, a lay-Dominican Fria r, and his sidekick Johannes, were also vigorous in denouncing hereti cs.
www.luckymojo.com /esoteric/religion/neo-paganism/persecutionancmod.txt   (9874 words)

 Rejection of Pascal's Wager: Witch Hunts
An eyewitness of the tortures, Johann Matthaus Meyfarth, wrote of the barbarism he saw in the prisons:
I have seen the executioner flog with the scourge, and smite with rods, and crush with screws and load down with weights, and stick with needles, and bind around with cords, and burn with brimstone, and baste with oil and singe with tortures.
It was written by a man named Johannes Junius, from the city of Bamberg, Germany, who under repeated torture had finally confessed to witchcraft.
www.geocities.com /paulntobin/witchhunt.html   (2607 words)

 Untitled Document
Then we secretly take them from their graves, and cook them in a cauldron, until the whole flesh comes away from the bones to make a soup which may easily be drunk.
In 1628 Johannes Junius, lord mayor of Bamberg, a city in Bavaria, Germany,
So strictly is it forbidden ---- Dear child, pay this man a dollar ----- I have taken several days to write this: my hands are bothlame.
www2.sunysuffolk.edu /goodwig/witchcraze.htm   (1623 words)

 Witches and Witch-Hunts - Milton Meltzer, Barry Moser (Illustrator) book review summary
I think that this book was very interesting and fun to read.
One of the people in this story was The Mayor of Bamberg, Germany, Johannes Junius.
In the story that talks about him, it gives a letter that he wrote to his neice.
www.buildingrainbows.com /bookreview/reviewid/565   (332 words)

 Bamberg Witch Trials   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Gottfried Johann Georg II Fuchs von Dornheim (1623-33), who burned a
But Witch Bishop Johann Georg II got better results with the aid of his
the most heart-rending trial of all is that of Johannes Junius, whose
www.sacredspiral.com /Database/burning/2452.html   (851 words)

 Religious Movements Homepage: The Salem Witch Trials
People were forced by government officials to accuse people, often innocent people, of practicing witchcraft.
The following passage describes the thoughts of Johannes Junius, a man accused of witchcraft in 1628.
In Europe, the popular view of women was the source of witch hunt hysteria.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/salem.html   (2239 words)

 Religious Quotations
Johannes Junius is describing his experience at the hands of the Inquisition.
When I had said this they left me in peace…Good night, for your father Johannes Junius will never see you more.
They that approve a private opinion, call it opinion; but they that mislike it, heresy: and yet heresy signifies no more than private opinion.
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I am not a witch, and I have never seen the devil, and still I had to plead guilty myself and denounce others..." All but one copy of Father Stapirius' book were destroyed, and little wonder.
A letter smuggled from a German burgomaster, Johannes Junius, to his daughter in 1628, is as telling as it is painful even to read.
His hands had been virtually destroyed in the torture, and he wrote only with great agony and no hope.
www.magickalmix.homestead.com /shadow_burningtimes.html   (8686 words)

 The Witchcraft Sourcebook:0415195063:Levack, Brian P.:eCampus.com
13 Johannes Nider: an early description of the witches' sabbath, 1435
39 The confessions of Johannes Junius at Bamberg, 1628
44 Johann Weyer: the possession of the nuns at Wertet, 1550
www.ecampus.com /bk_detail.asp?isbn=0415195063&referrer=yah04   (462 words)

 Sex And Heresy
The idea that the persecutions were confined to a number of half-crazed old women is completely false, and the victims included many persons of prominence in public life.
To take but a single instance, in the mass persecutions in Bamberg between 1609 and 1633, when 900 persons were burnt, one of those killed was Johannes Junius, a burgomaster of the city.
Under torture, he confessed to witchcraft; asked to name accomplices, he denied having any, but, tortured again, named some.
www.ourcivilisation.com /smartboard/shop/taylorgr/sxnhst/chap6.htm   (6869 words)

 Persecution: Ancient And Modern
Invent something, for you cannot bear the torture which you will be put to; and, even if you bear it all, yet you will not escape, not even if you were an earl, but one torture will follow another until you say you are a witch."
The author of this letter, Johannes Junius, did indeed confess to being a witch, and in August of 1628, was burned at the stake.
So strictly is it forbidden...Dear child, pay this man a thaler...I have taken several days to write this - my hands are both crippled.
www.paganlibrary.com /witch_hunting/persecution-modern_ancient.php   (11293 words)

I read the horrific trials of women such as Matteuccia di Francesco, a young woman of Todi, Italy, who was tortured into making a confession of witchcraft.
One reads the confession of Johannes Junius, and his pain virtually cries out for his story to be told.
What was his life like before he was carried away to the strappado, his arms dislocated and broken until he confessed to being a witch?
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