Anna Jansdochter Muggen, also Muege, Mueyge (d. 1608), was an alleged Dutch witch. She was the last person to be executed for witchcraft in Holland, then the most influential province of the Netherlands.

Anna Muggen lived in Gorinchem. In April 1608, she was accused of bewitching six people in her home town. She admitted to having committed witchcraft for thirteen years, claiming the devil came to her in the guise of a young man, and having made a pact with him.

On 29 May 1608 Anna Muggen was strangled and then burnt at the stake at the Grote Markt in Gorinchem, after which her body was buried outside the city walls.

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  • W. F. Emck, Kroniek van Gorinchem. Geschiedkundige en andere aanteekeningen in chronologische volgorde 1230-1927, Gorinchem 1929, p. 68.
  • Hans de Waardt, Sorcery and society, Holland 1500-1800, 1991

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