Witch Hunts: 672 AD - 1500 AD

A condensed and nowhere near complete timeline of the atrocities wrought upon suspected witches, but a fair representation of the crimes and injustices committed against many innocent and unsuspecting victims in the name of justice, fairness, and sanctity.

What follows is a condensed and nowhere near complete timeline of the atrocities wrought upon suspected witches. Bear in mind, that this list only scratches the surface.

672-735ca- Bede wrote History of English, a history of Christianity in England. His book is referred to in the Malleus Maleficarum

900ca- Canon Episcopi

Exact Date Unknown Balcoin, Marie: burned in the reign of Henry IV of France

Exact Date Unknown 3-4000 killed during Cromwell's tenure in England

Exact Date Unknown 30, 000 (approx) burned by the Inquisition (not all may have been witches)

Exact Date Unknown 900 killed in Lorraine, France (years unknown)

Exact Date Unknown Barton, William: executed in Scotland (year unknown)

Exact Date Unknown Deiner, Hans: burned at Waldsee, Germany (year unknown)

Exact Date Unknown Dunhome, Margaret: burned in Scotland (year unknown)

1233- First Papal ordinance directly dealing with witchcraft- Bull by Pope Gregory IX (Ugolino, Count of Segni), to Conrad of Marburg, bidding him to proceed against the Luciferians. July 30 of that year, Conrad of Marburg murdered on the highway in pursuit of his duties.

1234- 8000 "Stedingers" killed on 27 May, 1234

1239- 180 burned for witchcraft at Montwimer, France, on 29 May, 1239

1258-, Bull by Pope Alexander IV (Rinaldo Conti), to Franciscan Inquisitors, bidding them refrain from judging any cases of witchcraft unless there was some very strong reason to suppose that heretical practice could also be amply proved.

1275 Barthe, Angela de la: burned at Toulouse, France, in 1275

1307- 36 Knights Templar died under torture in France, in October, 1307

1310 Albano, Peter of: died in prison circa 1310

1310- 54 Knights Templar burned in France, on 12 May, 1310

1312 DeMolay, Jacques: Grand Master of the Templars, burned in France on 22 March 1312

1314- 39 Knights Templar burned in France, on 18 March 1314

1315 Marigny, Enguerrand de: hanged in France in 1315

1317 Geraud, Hughes: burned in France in 1317

1320-1350- 200 + burned at Carcassonne, France, between 1320-1350

1323- "Some" burned at Kilkenny, Ireland, 1323

1324 Meath, Petronilla de: burned as a witch, the first such burning in Ireland, on 3 November, 1324

1324 Nottingham, John of: died in custody, Coventry, England, 1324

1330 Andrius, Barthelemy: burned at Carcassonne, France in 1330

1330 Andrius, Jean: burned at Carcassonne, France in 1330

1330 Andrius, Phillippe: burned at Carcassonne, France in 1330

1335 Ciceron, Andre: burned alive at Carcassone, France, in 1335

1335 Delort, Catherine: burned at Toulouse, France, in 1335

1335 Georgel, Anna Marie de: burned at Toulouse, France, in 1335

1335 Rodier, Catala: burned alive at Carcassone, France, in 1335

1335 Rodier, Paul: burned alive at Carcassone, France, in 1335

1335- 63 burned at Toulouse, France, in 1335

1352- 8 burned at Carcassonne, France, in 1352

1357- 31 burned at Carcassonne, France, in 1357

1387-1400- 67 burned at Carcassonne, France, between 1387-1400

1399- 1 burned at Berlin, Germany, in 1399

1400- "Several" witches burned alive at Simmenthal, Switzerland, circa 1400

1423- "Several" burned at Carcassonne, France, in 1423

1428-1434- 200 + executed in the Valais, France between 1428-1434

1428-1447- 167 executed in l'Isere, France, between 1428-1447

1431 d'Arc, Joan: burned at Rouen, France, on 30 May, 1431 (note: the witchcraft charge in this case was -implied- and not specific)

1432- 16 executed in Toulouse, France, in 1432

1433- 8 executed in Toulouse, France, in 1433

1437- 150 executed in Briancon, France, in 1437

1438 Vallin, Pierre: executed in France, in 1438

1438, with 10 others Greland, Jean: burned at Chamonix, France, in 1438, with 10 others

1439 Mazelier, Hanchemand de: arrested at Neuchatel, Germany 1439

1440 Rais, Gilles de: on charges of witchcraft, executed 26 October, 1440

1441 Bolingbroke, Roger: hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn, England, on 18 November, 1441

1441 Jordemaine, Margery: burned at Smithfield, England, on 27 October, 1441

1446-1447- 3 burnt in Savoy between 1446 and 1447

1453- 7 killed at Marmande, France, in 1453

1455- 1 burned at Locarno, Italy, in 1455

1459-, The horrors of Vlad Dracula, The Impaler.

1459- "Many" burned in Arras, France in 1459

1460 Jennin, (first name unknown): burned at Cambrai, France, in 1460

1470- 2 burned in Burgundy, France, in 1470

1472- 3 burned at Forno-Rivara, Italy, in 1472

1474- 2 burned at Levone, in Italy, in 1474

1475- 5 burned at Forno, Italy, in 1475

1479- 12 women and "several" men burned at Edinburgh, in 1479

1482- 4 burned at Metz, Germany, in 1482

1482-1486- 48 burned at Constance, between 1482-1486

1484- December 9 The Bull of Innocent VIII, decreeing Inquisitors Sprenger and Kramer, authors of Malleus Maleficarum-, rights to "be empowered to proceed to the just correction, imprisonment, and punishment of any persons, without let or hindrance, in every way as if the provinces, townships, dioceses, districts, territories, yea, even the persons and their crimes in this kind were named and particularly designated in Our letters."

1484- 2 burned at Toulouse, France, in 1484

1485(ca)-41 witches of unknown name at Lombardy, in the domains of the Duke of Austria, County of Burbia. This witch was judged by 55 year old Inquisitor of Como and was eventually burned.

1485(ca)Walpurgis at either the diocese of Strasburg or Constance, in the town of Hagenau or Ratisbon accused of power of preserving silence by burning first-born sons in an oven and was eventually burned.

1485(pre)-Agnes at Constance, twenty-eight German miles from the town of Ratisbon in the direction of Salzburg accused of causing hail storms in the field of Kuppel. This witch was judged by Justice named Gelre and was eventually tortured and burned.

1485(pre)-Hengst at the diocese of Constance accused of curing people.

1485(pre)-Hoppo.

1485(pre)-Nembroth, the English Nimrod accused of magic and encouraging people to worship fire.

1485(pre)-Stadlin at Boltingen, a town in the ducy and diocese of Lausanne accused of inducing miscarriage with a serpent. This witch was judged by John Nider and was eventually burned.

1485(pre)-Staufer at Berne accused of changing into a mouse and was eventually stabbed. See more in Malleus Maleficarum, p. 148

1485(pre)-Zoroastre accused of study of the stars.

1485(pre)-bath-woman at Ratisbon accused of raising tempests and was eventually burned. See more in Malleus Maleficarum, p. 97

1485-Anna von Mindelheim at Constance, twenty-eight German miles from the town of Ratisbon in the direction of Salzburg accused of causing hail storms in the field of Kuppel. This witch was judged by Justice named Gelre and was eventually tortured and burned.

1485- 2 burned in Chaucy, France in 1485

1485ca- Inquisitor of Como

1486- Maximilian I, Emperor of Germany and King of the Romans signs papers in Brussels giving permission to Sprenger and Kramer to carry out their duties, and commanding cooperation with them.

1488- 1 died in prison, at Metz, Germany 1488

1488- 1 executed at Brieg, Germany, on 19 July, 1488

1488- 1 executed at Juxney, Germany, on 22 September, 1488

1488- 1 executed at Metz, Germany, on 2 September, 1488

1488- 1 executed at Salney, Germany, on 3 July, 1488

1488- 1 executed at Vigey, Germany, on 15 September, 1488

1488- 2 executed at Juxney, Germany, on 19 August, 1488

1488- 2 executed at Mairange, Germany, on 25 June, 1488

1488- 2 executed at Salney, Germany, on 12 July, 1488

1488- 3 executed at Chastel, Germany, on 26 June, 1488

1488- 3 executed at Mairange, Germany, on 17 June, 1488

1488- 3 executed at Metz, Germany, on 1 July, 1488

1488- 3 executed at Salney, Germany, on 19 July, 1488

1488- 5 executed at Thionville, Germany, on 23 August, 1488

1493-1541 Paracelsus. Physician who claimed that everything he learned came from an old witch.

1500's Amalaric, Madeline: burned in France in mid-1500's

1500's Bragadini, Mark Antony: beheaded in Italy in the 1500's

1500- 1 executed in France circa 1500

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