TIL that in the 1600s Kimpa Vita, a female aristocrat of the Kongo Empire – then the most powerful in Central Africa – started a new version of Catholicism called Antonianism. She gained thousands of followers and took over the capital city of Sao Salvador. Aged only 22, she was burnt at the stake.

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