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Merga Bien
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Birth: unknown
Hessen, Germany
Death: 1603
Hessen, Germany

A victim of the Fulda Witch Trials that lasted from 1603-1606. The Fulda Witch Trials took the lives of about 250 people.

Born in the city of Fulda, she was married three times and was the heir of her first two husbands, which was later an important part of the accusations of her.

In March 1603, the investigations resulted in the first wave of arrests in the city. On 19 June, Merga was arrested and put in jail. Her husband protested before the court in Speyer and pointed out that she was pregnant.

In jail, she was forced to confess to the murder of her second husband and her children with him and one member of the family of her husband's employers, and that she had taken part in a sabbath of Satan. Her pregnancy was considered a graving circumstance; she and her husband had no children despite of the fact that they had been married for fourteen years, which made them suspected of having used birth control.

She was forced to confess that her current pregnancy was the result of intercourse with the Devil. Bien was judged guilty of witchcraft and was sentence to be burned alive at the stake, a sentence which was carried out in Fulda in the autumn of 1603. 
Specifically: Body burned at the stake.
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Record added: Mar 23, 2013
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- chevydelray55
 Added: Dec. 30, 2015
So Very Sad that You, and So Many others had to Suffer and Die such a Cruel Death.X
- berniIreland
 Added: Dec. 21, 2014

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 Added: Oct. 24, 2013
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