Judith van Dorth

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Johanna Magdalena Catharina Judith van Dorth (7 May 1747, Warnsveld - 22 November 1799, Winterswijk), known as Freule Van Dorth (Lady of Dorth), was a Dutch orangist and aristocrat. She was executed for treason. She is the only woman in the history of the Netherlands to have been executed by a military tribunal. She is regarded to have been the victim of terrible injustice, and was used by the orangist political propaganda as a victim of the republicans.

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  • Gert Jan van Setten, Biography at the Online Dictionary of Dutch Women