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The following are all documented incidents in the killings of "witches."

ONLY incidents relating to witchcraft accusations have been included. Bear in mind that this is assuredly not all of them.

Some were guilty. Most were probably innocent. Some were "satanists," others were not. Some were just senile. Or too ugly. Or too pretty. Or just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

THE NAMES

  • Adamson, Francis: executed at Durham, England, in 1652
  • Albano, Peter of: died in prison circa 1310
  • Allen, Joan: hanged at the Old Bailey, London, England, in 1650
  • Allen, Jonet: burned in Scotland in 1661
  • Amalaric, Madeline: burned in France in mid-1500's
  • Ancker, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Andrius, Barthelemy: burned at Carcassonne, France in 1330
  • Andrius, Jean: burned at Carcassonne, France in 1330
  • Andrius, Phillippe: burned at Carcassonne, France in 1330
  • Arnold, (first name unknown): hanged at Barking, England,
  • d'Arc, Joan: burned at Rouen, France, on 30 May, 1431
  • Ashby, Anne: hanged at Maidstone, England, in July, 1652
  • Askew, Anne: burned for witchcraft 1546
  • Audibert, Etienne: condemned for witchcraft in France, on
  • Aupetit, Pierre: burned at Bordeaux, France, in 1598
  • Babel, Zuickel: beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Babel, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Baker, Anne: executed in Leicester, England, in 1619
  • Balcoin, Marie: burned in the reign of Henry IV of France
  • Balfour, Alison: burned at Edinburgh, Scotland, on 16 December, 1594
  • Bannach, (husband) (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany,
  • Bannach, (wife) (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Barber, Mary: executed in Northhampton, England, on 22 July, 1612
  • Barker, Janet: burned in Scotland in 1643
  • Baroni, Catterina: beheaded and burned at Castelnovo, Italy, on 14 April, 1647
  • Barthe, Angela de la: burned at Toulouse, France, in 1275
  • Barton, William: executed in Scotland (year unknown)
  • Basser, Fredrick: beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Batsch, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Bayerin, Anna: executed at Salzburg, Austria, in 1751
  • Beaumont, Sieur de: accused of witchcraft on 21 October, 1596
  • Bebelin, Gabriel: beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Beck, Viertel: beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Beck, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Belon, Jean: executed in France, in 1597
  • Berger, Christopher: beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Berrye, Agnes: hanged at Enfield, England, in 1616
  • Bentz, (mother) (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Bentz, (daughter) (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany,
  • Beuchel, Anna: burned at Waldsee, Germany, in 1581
  • Beutler, (first name unknown) beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Bill, Arthur: executed in Northhampton, England, on 22 July, 1612
  • Birenseng, Agata: burned at Waldsee, Germany, on 25 June, 1594
  • Bishop, Briget: hanged at Salem, New England on 10 June, 1692
  • Bodenham, Anne: hanged at Salisbury, England, in 1653
  • Bonnet, Jean: burned alive at Boissy-en-Ferez, France, in 1583
  • Boram, (mother) (first name unknown): hung at Bury St Edmunds, England, in
  • Boram, (daughter) (first name unknown): hung at Bury St Edmunds, England, in
  • Bolingbroke, Roger: hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn, England, on 18
  • Boulay, Anne: burned at Nancy, France, in 1620
  • Boulle, Thomas: burned alive at Rouen, France, on 21 August, 1647
  • Bowman, Janet: burned in Scotland in 1572
  • Bragadini, Mark Antony: beheaded in Italy in the 1500's
  • Brickmann, (first name unknown) beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Brose, Elizabeth: tortured to death in the castle of Gommern, Germany, on
  • Brown, Janet: burned in Scotland in 1643
  • Browne, Agnes: executed in Northhampton, England, on 22 July, 1612
  • Browne, Joan: executed in Northhampton, England, on 22 July, 1612
  • Browne, Mary: hanged at Maidstone, England, in July, 1652
  • Brooks, Jane: hanged in England on 26 March, 1658
  • Brugh, John: burned in Scotland in 1643
  • Buckh, Appollonia: burned at Waldsee, Germany, in 1581
  • Bugler, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Bulcock, John: executed in Lancaster, England, in 1612
  • Bulcock, Jane: executed in Lancaster, England, in 1612
  • Bull, Edmund: hanged at Taunton, England, in 1631
  • Bulmer, Matthew: hanged at Newcastle, England, in 1649
  • Burroughs, George: executed at Salem, New England, on 19 August, 1692
  • Bursten-Binderin, (first name unknown) beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-
  • Calles, Helen: executed at Braynford, England, on 1 December, 1595
  • Camelli, Domenica: beheaded and burned at Castelnovo, Italy, on 14 April, 1647
  • Canzler, (first name unknown) beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Carrier, Martha: executed at Salem, New England, on 19 August, 1692
  • Caveden, Lucia: beheaded and burned at Castelnovo, Italy, on 14 April, 1647
  • Cemola, Zinevra: beheaded and burned at Castelnovo, Italy, on 14 April, 1647
  • Corey, Martha: executed at Salem, New England, on 22 September, 1692
  • Corey, Giles: prssed to death at Salem, New England, on 19 September, 1692
  • Corset, Janet: killed by a mob at Pittenweem, Scotland, in 1704
  • Challiot, (first name unknown): murdered at St. Georges, France, in February,
  • Chalmers, Bessie: tried for witchcraft in Inverkiething, Scotland 1621
  • Chambers, (first name unknown): died in prison, in England, in 1693
  • Chamoulliard, (first name unknown): burned in France, in 1597
  • de Chantraine, Anne: burned as a witch in Waret-la-Chaussee, France, on
  • Chatto, Marioun: tried for witchcraft in Inverkiething, Scotland 1621
  • Ciceron, Andre: burned alive at Carcassone, France, in 1335
  • Cockie, Isabel: burnt as a witch, at a cost of 105 s. 4 p., in England 1596
  • Cox, Julian: executed at Taunton, England, in 1663
  • Couper, Marable: burned in the north of Scotland in 1622
  • Craw, William: burned in Scotland in 1680
  • Crots, (son) (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Cullender, Rose: executed at Bury St Edmunds, England, on 17 March 1664
  • Cumlaquoy, Marian: burned at Orkney, Scotland in 1643
  • Cunningham, John: burned at Edinburgh, in January, 1591
  • Cunny, Joan: hanged in Chelmsford, England, in 1589
  • Deiner, Hans: burned at Waldsee, Germany (year unknown)
  • Delort, Catherine: burned at Toulouse, France, in 1335
  • Demdike, Elizabeth: convicted, but died in prison, in Lancaster, England,
  • DeMolay, Jacques: Grand Master of the Templars, burned in France on
  • Desbordes, (first name unknown): burned in France, in 1628
  • Deshayes, Catherine: burned on 22 February, 1680
  • Device, Elizabeth: executed in Lancaster, England, in 1612
  • Device, James: executed in Lancaster, England, in 1612
  • Device, Alizon: executed in Lancaster, England, in 1612
  • Doree, Catherine: executed at Courveres, France, in 1577
  • Dorlady, Mansfredo: burned at Vesoul, France as being the Devil's banker, on
  • Dorlady, Fernando: burned at Vesoul, France as being the Devil's banker, on
  • Dormar, Anna: burned at Waldsee, Germany, on 9 October, 1586
  • Douglas, Janet: burned at Castle, Hill, Scotland, on 17 July, 1557
  • Drummond, Alexander: executed in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1670
  • "Dummy" (name unknown; he was deaf-and-dumb): killed by a mob at Sible
  • Duncan, Gellie: hanged in Scotland in 1591
  • Dunhome, Margaret: burned in Scotland (year unknown)
  • Dunlop, Bessie: burned at Castle Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1576
  • Duny, Amy: executed at Bury St Edmunds, England, on 17 March, 1664
  • Dyneis, Jonka: burned in the north of Scotland in 1622
  • Easty, Mary: executed at Salem, New England, on 22 September, 1692
  • Echtinger, Barbara: imprisoned for life at Waldsee, Germany, on 24 August,
  • Edelfrau, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Edwards, Susanna: hanged at Bideford (Heavitree), England, 25 August, 1682
  • Einseler, Catharina: burned at Waldsee, Germany, on 6 July, 1581
  • Erb, Anna: burned at Waldsee, Germany, on 9 March, 1586
  • Eyering, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Fian, John: hanged at Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1591
  • Fief, Mary le: of Samur, France, accused of witchcraft, on 13 October 1573
  • Fleischbaum, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Flieger, Catharina: burned at Waldsee, Germany, on 6 July, 1581
  • Flower, Joan: died before trial, at Lincoln, England, 1619
  • Flower, Margaret: executed at Lincoln, England, in March, 1619
  • Flower, Phillippa: executed at Lincoln, England, in March, 1619
  • Foster, Anne: hanged at Northhampton, England, in 1674
  • Fray, Ursula: burned at Waldsee, Germany, on 12 June, 1587
  • Fray, Margaret: burned at Waldsee, Germany, on 25 June, 1594
  • Fynnie, Agnes: burned in Scotland in 1643
  • Gabley, (first name unknown): executed at King's Lynn, England, in 1582
  • Galigai, Leonora: beheaded at the Place de Grieve, France, on 8 July, 1617
  • Garnier, Gilles: burned as a werewolf in Dole, France 1574
  • Gaufridi, Louis: burned at Marseilles, France, at 5:00 pm on 30 April, 1611
  • Geissler, Clara: strangled at Gelnhausen, Germany circa 1630
  • Georgel, Anna Marie de: burned at Toulouse, France, in 1335
  • Geraud, Hughes: burned in France in 1317
  • Gering, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Glaser, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Glover, Goody: hanged at Salem, New England, in 1688
  • Gobel, Barbara: burned at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1639
  • Goeldi, Anna: hanged at Glaris, Switzerland, on 17 June, 1782
  • Goldschmidt, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Good, Sarah: executed at Salem, New England, on 19 July, 1692
  • Grandier, Urbain, burned at Loudon, France, on 18 August, 1634
  • Goodridge, Alse: executed at Darbie, England, in 1597
  • Gratiadei, Domenica: beheaded and burned at Castelnovo, Italy, on 14 April,
  • Green, Ellen: executed in Leicester, England, in 1619
  • Greensmith, (first name unknown): hanged in Hartford, New England, on 20
  • Greland, Jean: burned at Chamonix, France, in 1438, with 10 others
  • Grierson, Isobel: burned in Scotland in March, 1607
  • Gutbrod, (first name unknown:) beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Haan, George: burned at Bamberg, Germany, circa 1626, with his wife, daughter,
  • Hacket, Margaret: executed at Tyburn, England, on 19 February, 1585
  • Hamilton, Margaret: burned in Scotland in 1680
  • Hafner, (son) (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Hammellmann, Melchoir: beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Hamyltoun, Christiane: tried for witchcraft in Inverkiething, Scotland 1621
  • Hans, David: beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Hans, Kilian: beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Harfner, (first name unknown): hanged herself in the prison of Bamberg,
  • Harlow, Bessie: tried for witchcraft in Inverkiething, Scotland 1621
  • Harrisson, Joanna, and her daughter: executed in Hertford, England, in 1606
  • Harvilliers, Jeanne: executed in France, in 1578
  • Haus, (wife) (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Hennot, Catherine: burned alive in Germany in 1627
  • Henry III, King of France: assassinated on 1 August, 1589
  • Hewitt, Katherine: executed in Lancaster, England, in 1612
  • Hezensohn, Joachim: beheaded at Waldsee, Germany, in 1557
  • Hibbins, Anne: hanged in Boston, Massachusetts on 19 June, 1656
  • Hirsch, Nicodemus: beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Hoecker, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Hofschmidt, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Holtzmann, Stoffel: beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Hofseiler, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Hoppo, (first name unknown): executed in Germany in 1599
  • How, Elizabeth: executed at Salem, New England, on 19 July, 1692
  • Hoyd, Anna: burned at Waldsee, Germany, on 24 November, 1586
  • Huebmeyer, Barbara: burned at Waldsee, Germany, on 11 September, 1589
  • Huebmeyer, Appela: burned at Waldsee, Germany, on 11 September, 1589
  • Hunt, Joan: hanged in Middlesex, England in 1615
  • Hunter, Alexander: burned at Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1629
  • Huxley, Catherine: hanged at Worcester, England in the summer of 1652
  • Isel, Ursula: burned at Waldsee, Germany, on 7 November, 1586
  • Isolin, Madlen: burned at Waldsee, Germany, on 6 July, 1581
  • Jacobs, George: executed at Salem, New England, on 19 August, 1692
  • Jenkenson, Helen: executed in Northhampton, England, on 22 July, 1612
  • Jennin, (first name unknown): burned at Cambrai, France, in 1460
  • Jollie, Alison: executed in Scotland, in October, 1596
  • Jones, Katherine: burned in the north of Scotland in 1622
  • Jones, Margaret: executed in Charlestown, North America, on 15 June, 1648
  • Jordemaine, Margery: burned at Smithfield, England, on 27 October, 1441
  • Junius, Johannes: of Bamberg, executed as a witch, on 6 August, 1628
  • Jung, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Kent, Margaret: tried for witchcraft in Inverkiething, Scotland 1621
  • Kerke, Anne: executed at Tyburn, England, in 1599
  • Kleiss, Anna: burned at Waldsee, Germany, on 30 October, 1586
  • Kless, Catharina: burned at Waldsee, Germany, on 12 June, 1587
  • Knertz, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Knor, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Knott, Elizabeth: hanged at St. Albans, England, in 1649
  • Kramerin, Schelmerey: beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Kuhnlin, Elsa: burned at Waldsee, Germany, in 1518
  • Kuler, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Lachenmeyer, Waldburg: burned at Waldsee, Germany, on 5 July, 1585
  • deLarue, (first name unknown): burned at Rouen, in 1540
  • Lauder, Margaret: burned in Scotland in 1643
  • Leclerc, (no first name given): condemned for witchcraft, in France 1615
  • Lakeland, (first name unknown): burned at Ipswich, England, in 1645
  • Lamb, Dr.: stoned to death by a mob at St. Paul's Cross, London, England,
  • Lambrecht, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Leger, (no first name given): condemmned for witchcraft in France, on 6 May,
  • Liebler, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Lloyd, Temperance: hanged at Bideford (Heavitree), England, 25 August, 1682
  • Louis, (first name unknown): executed at Suffolk, England, in 1646
  • Lowes, John: hanged at Bury, England, about 1645
  • Lutz, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Macalzean, Euphemia: burned alive in Scotland for witchcraft, on 25 June, 1591
  • Marigny, Enguerrand de: hanged in France in 1315
  • Marguerite, (last name unknown): burned at Paris, France, in 1586
  • Mark, Bernhard: burned alive at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Martin, Marie: executed in France, in 1586
  • Martin, Susannah: executed at Salem, New England, on 19 July, 1692
  • Martyn, Anne: hanged at Maidstone, England, in July, 1652
  • Mayer, Christina: burned at Waldsee, Germany, on 9 October, 1586
  • Mazelier, Hanchemand de: arrested at Neuchatel, Germany 1439
  • Meath, Petronilla de: burned as a witch, the first such burning in Ireland,
  • Meyer, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Mirot, Dominic: burned at Paris, France, in 1586
  • Morin< (first name unknown): burned at Rouen, in 1540
  • Mossau, Renata von: beheaded and burned in Bavaria, Germany, on 21 June, 1749
  • Mullerin, Elsbet: burned at Waldsee, Germany, in 1531
  • Mundie, Beatrice: tried for witchcraft in Inverkiething, Scotland 1621
  • Napier, Barbara: hanged in Scotland in 1591
  • Nathan, Abraham: executed at Haeck, Germany, on 24 September, 1772
  • Newell, John: executed at Barnett, England, on 1 December, 1595
  • Newell, Joane: executed at Barnett, England, on 1 December, 1595
  • Newman, Elizabeth: executed at Whitechapel, England in 1653
  • Nottingham, John of: died in custody, Coventry, England, 1324
  • Nurse, Rebecca: executed at Salem, New England, on 19 July, 1692
  • Nutter, Alice: executed in Lancaster, England, in 1612
  • Oliver, Mary: burned at Norwich, England, in 1658
  • Orchard, (first name unknown): executed at Salisbury, England, in 1658
  • Osborne, (husband) (first name unknown): killed by a mob at Tring,
  • Osborne, (wife) Ruth: killed by a mob at Tring, Herefordshire, England, in
  • Osburne, Sarah: died in prison at Boston, Massachusetts, 10 May, 1692
  • Oswald, Catherine: burned in Scotland in 1670
  • Paeffin, Elsa: burned at Waldsee, Germany, in 1518
  • Pajot, Marguerite: executed at Tonnerre, France, in 1576
  • Paris, (first name unknown): hanged at St. Andrews, Scotland, in 1569
  • Parker, Alice: executed at Salem, New England, on 22 September, 1692
  • Parker, Mary: executed at Salem, New England, on 22 September, 1692
  • Palmer, John: hanged at St. Albans, England, in 1649
  • Pannel, Mary: executed in Yorkshire, England, in 1603
  • Pearson, Alison: burned in Scotland on 28 May, 1588
  • Peebles, Marion: burned in Scotland in 1643
  • Peterson, Joan: hanged at Tyburn, England, in April, 1652
  • Philipps, Mary: Northamtonshire, England, executed on 17 March 1705
  • Pichler, Emerenziana: burned at Defereggen, Germany, on 25 September, 1680
  • Poiret, (first name unknown): burned at Nancy, France, in 1620
  • Pomp, Anna: executed at Lindheim, Germany, in 1633
  • Porte, Vidal de la: condemned at Riom, France, in 1597
  • Powle, (first name unknown): executed at Durham, England, in 1652
  • Prentice, Joan: hanged in Chelmsford, England, in 1589
  • Preston, Jennet: executed in York, England, in 1612
  • Pringle, Margaret: burned in Scotland in 1680
  • Procter, John: executed at Salem, New England, on 19 August, 1692
  • Pudeator, Anne: executed at Salem, New England, on 22 September, 1692
  • Quattrino, Dominic: burned at Mesolcina, Italy, in 1583
  • Rais, Gilles de: on charges of witchcraft, executed 26 October, 1440
  • Rattray, George: executed in Spott, Scotland, in 1705
  • Rattray, Lachlan: executed in Spott, Scotland, in 1705
  • Rauffains, Catharina: burned at Waldsee, Germany, on 7 November, 1586
  • Reade, Mary: hanged at Maidstone, England, in July, 1652
  • Redfearne, Anne: executed in Lancaster, England, in 1612
  • Reed, Wilmot: executed at Salem, New England, on 22 September, 1692
  • Reich, Maria: burned at Waldsee, Germany, on 5 July, 1585
  • Reid, John: hanged himself in prison, in Scotland, in 1697
  • Reoch, Elspeth: burned in the north of Scotland in 1622
  • Robey, Isobel: executed in Lancaster, England, in 1612
  • Rodier, Catala: burned alive at Carcassone, France, in 1335
  • Rodier, Paul: burned alive at Carcassone, France, in 1335
  • Rohrfelder, Margaret: burned at Waldsee, Germany, on 24 August, 1585
  • Rosch, Maria: burned at Waldsee, Germany, on 6 July, 1581
  • Rosseau, (no first name given), and his daughter, (no name given) of France,
  • Rue, Abel de la: of Coulommiers, France, accused of witchcraft on 20 July,
  • Roulet, Jacques: burned alive for being a were-wolf, at Angiers, France, in
  • Rum, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Russel, Alice: killed by a mob at Great Paxton, England, 20 May, 1808
  • Rutchser, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Rutter, Elizabeth: hanged in Middlesex, England in 1616
  • Sailler, Ursula: burned at Waldsee, Germany, on 24 August, 1585
  • Sampsoune, Agnes: tried, strangled, and burnt for a witch in Scotland 1591
  • Samuels, (family): three members condemned for witchcraft in Warboys,
  • Sawyer, Elizabeth, hanged at Tyburn, England, on 19 April, 1621
  • Scharber, Elsbeth: burned at Waldsee, Germany, in 1581
  • Schneider, Felicitas: burned at Waldsee, Germany, on 9 March, 1586
  • Schnelling, Anna: burned at Waldsee, Germany, on 11 September, 1589
  • Schutz, Babel: beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Schwaegel, Anna Maria: beheaded at Kempten, Germany, on 11 April, 1775
  • Schwartz, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Schenck, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Schellhar, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Schickelte, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Schneider, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Schleipner, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Schuler, (first name not known): burned at Lindheim, Germany on 23 February,
  • Schultheiss, Ursula: burned at Waldsee, Germany, on 9 March, 1586
  • Schwarz, Eva: burned at Waldsee, Germany, in 1581
  • Schwerdt, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Scott, Margaret: executed at Salem, New England, on 22 September, 1692
  • Scottie, Agnes: burned in the north of Scotland in 1622
  • Sechelle, (first name unknown): burned at Paris, France, in 1586
  • Shaw, Elinor: Northamtonshire, England, executed on 17 March 1705
  • Smith, Mary: hanged at King's Lynn, England, in 1616
  • Stadlin, (first name unknown): executed in Germany in 1599
  • Steicher, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Steinacher, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Steward, William: hanged at St. Andrews, Scotland, in 1569
  • Stewart, Christian: strangled and burned in Scotland, in November, 1596
  • Stolzberger, (son) (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany,
  • Stolzberger, (wife) (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany,
  • Stolzberger, (granddaughter) (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg,
  • Stubb, Peter: executed as a werewolf near Cologne, Germany, in 1589
  • Stuber, Laurence: beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Sturmer, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Style, Elizabeth: died in prison, at Taunton, England, in 1664
  • Seiler, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Silberhans, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Steinbach, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Stier, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Stadelmann, Ursula: burned at Waldsee, Germany, on 7 November, 1586
  • Sutton (mother) (first name unknown): executed in Bedford, England in 1613
  • Sutton, Mary: executed in Bedford, England in 1613
  • Thausser, Simon, and his wife (no name given): burned at Waldsee, Germany,
  • Thompson, Annaple: burned in Scotland in 1680
  • Tod, Beigis: burned at Lang Nydrie, Scotland, on 27 May, 1608
  • Treher, Anna: burned at Waldsee, Germany, on 5 July, 1585
  • Trembles, Mary: hanged at Bideford (Heavitree), England, 25 August, 1682
  • Trois-Echelles (pseud.): executed at Paris, France, in 1571 (or 1574)
  • Tungerslieber, (first name unknown) beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Turner, Ann: murdered in England, in 1875
  • Uhlmer, Barbara: burned at Waldsee, Germany, on 24 August, 1585
  • Upney, Joan: hanged in Chelsford, England, in 1589
  • Utley, (first name unknown): hanged at Lancaster, England, in 1630
  • Valee, Melchoir de la: burned at Nancy, France, in 1631
  • Vallin, Pierre: executed in France, in 1438
  • Valkenburger, (daughter) (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany,
  • Vaecker, Paul: beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Vickar, Bessie: burned in Scotland in 1680
  • Wachin, Ursula: burned at Waldsee, Germany, in 1528
  • Wagner, Michael: beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Wagner, (first name unknown): burnt alive at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Wallace, Margaret: executed in Glascow, Scotland, in 1622
  • Wardwell, Samuel: executed at Salem, New England, on 22 September, 1692
  • Waterhouse, (first name unknown): hanged in Dorset, England in 1565
  • Wanderson, (wife 1) (first name unknown): executed in England, in January,
  • Wanderson, (wife 2) (first name unknown): executed in England, in January,
  • Weir, Thomas: burned between Edinburgh and Leith, Scotland, on 11 April, 1670
  • Weiss, Agatha: burned at Waldsee, Germany, on 9 October, 1586
  • Weydenbusch, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Whittle, Anne: executed in Lancaster, England, in 1612
  • Wildes, Sarah: executed at Salem, New England, on 19 July, 1692
  • Willard, John: executed at Salem, New England, on 19 August, 1692
  • Willimot, Joan: executed in Leicester, England, in 1619
  • Wilson, Anne: hanged at Maidstone, England, in July, 1652
  • Wirth, Klingen: beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Wirth, Trauben: burned at Waldsee, Germany, on 5 July, 1585
  • Wright, Mildred: hanged at Maidstone, England, in July, 1652
  • Wuncil, Brigida: burned at Waldsee, Germany, on 6 July, 1581
  • Wunth, (first name unknown): beheaded at Wurzburg, Germany, 1628-1629
  • Younge, Alse: hanged in Connecticut, North America, on 26 May, 1647
  • Yullock, Agnes: burned in the north of Scotland in 1622
  • 8000 "Stedingers" killed on 27 May, 1234
  • 180 burned for witchcraft at Montwimer, France, on 29 May, 1239
  • 36 Knights Templar died under torture in France, in October, 1307
  • 54 Knights Templar burned in France, on 12 May, 1310
  • 39 Knights Templar burned in France, on 18 March 1314
  • "Some" burned at Kilkenny, Ireland, 1323
  • 200 + burned at Carcassonne, France, between 1320-1350
  • 63 burned at Toulouse, France, in 1335
  • 8 burned at Carcassonne, France, in 1352
  • 31 burned at Carcassonne, France, in 1357
  • 67 burned at Carcassonne, France, between 1387-1400
  • 1 burned at Berlin, Germany, in 1399
  • "Several" witches burned alive at Simmenthal, Switzerland, circa 1400
  • "Several" burned at Carcassonne, France, in 1423
  • 200 + executed in the Valais, France between 1428-1434
  • 167 executed in l'Isere, France, between 1428-1447
  • 16 executed in Toulouse, France, in 1432
  • 8 executed in Toulouse, France, in 1433
  • 150 executed in Briancon, France, in 1437
  • 3 burnt in Savoy between 1446 and 1447
  • 7 killed at Marmande, France, in 1453
  • 1 burned at Locarno, Italy, in 1455
  • "Many" burned in Arras, France in 1459
  • 2 burned in Burgundy, France, in 1470
  • 3 burned at Forno-Rivara, Italy, in 1472
  • 2 burned at Levone, in Italy, in 1474
  • 5 burned at Forno, Italy, in 1475
  • 12 women and "several" men burned at Edinburgh, in 1479
  • 4 burned at Metz, Germany, in 1482
  • 48 burned at Constance, between 1482-1486
  • 2 burned at Toulouse, France, in 1484
  • 2 burned in Chaucy, France in 1485
  • 1 died in prison, at Metz, Germany 1488
  • 3 executed at Mairange, Germany, on 17 June, 1488
  • 2 executed at Mairange, Germany, on 25 June, 1488
  • 3 executed at Chastel, Germany, on 26 June, 1488
  • 3 executed at Metz, Germany, on 1 July, 1488
  • 1 executed at Salney, Germany, on 3 July, 1488
  • 2 executed at Salney, Germany, on 12 July, 1488
  • 3 executed at Salney, Germany, on 19 July, 1488
  • 1 executed at Brieg, Germany, on 19 July, 1488
  • 2 executed at Juxney, Germany, on 19 August, 1488
  • 5 executed at Thionville, Germany, on 23 August, 1488
  • 1 executed at Metz, Germany, on 2 September, 1488
  • 1 executed at Vigey, Germany, on 15 September, 1488
  • 1 executed at Juxney, Germany, on 22 September, 1488
  • 1 executed in France circa 1500
  • 30 burned in Calahorra, Spain, in 1507
  • 1 burned in Saxony, Germany, in 1510
  • 60 burned in Northern Italy, in 1510
  • 500 + burned in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1515
  • 2 burned in Besancon, France, in 1521
  • 64 burned in Val Camonica, Italy between 1518-1521
  • 100 burned in Como, Italy, in 1523
  • 1000 + in Como, Italy, in 1524
  • 900 executed by Nicholas Remy (years unknown, about 15 years total)
  • "A large number" executed at Saragossa, Spain, in 1536
  • 7 burned at Nantes, France, in 1549
  • 1 burned at Lyons, France, in 1549
  • 3 burned alive at Derneburg, Germany, on 4 October, 1555
  • 1 burned alive at Bievires, France, in 1556
  • 5 burned at Verneuil, France, in 1561
  • 17,000 + in Scotland from 1563 to 1603
  • 4 burned at Potiers, France, in 1564
  • 1 burned at St. Andrews, Scotland, in 1569
  • "Many" burned in France in 1571
  • 1 burned at St. Andrews, Scotland, in 1572
  • 70,000 killed in England after 1573
  • "Several" executed in Paris, France, in 1574
  • 80 executed in one fire at Valery-en-Savoie, France, in 1574
  • 3 executed in Dorset, England, in 1578
  • 36 persons executed at Kilkenny, Ireland, in 1578
  • 18 killed at St. Oses, England, in 1582
  • "Several" burned in Mesolcina, Italy, in 1583
  • 368 persons killed for witchcraft between 18 January, 1587, and 18 November, 1593, in the diocese of Treves.
  • 1 burned at Riom, France, in 1588
  • 133 persons burned in one day at Quedlinburg, in Germany, in 1589
  • 48 burned in Wurttemberg, Germany, in 1589
  • 2 burned at Cologne, Germany in 1589
  • 54 burned in Franconia in 1590
  • 300 burned in Bern, Switzerland, between 1591-1600
  • 1 burned in Ghent, Holland, in 1591
  • 9 executed in Toulouse, France, in 1595
  • 1 burned in Ghent, Holland, in 1598
  • 24 burned in Aberdeen, Scotland, circa 1598
  • 77 burned in Vaud, Switzerland, in 1599
  • 10 -daily- were burned (average) in the Duchy of Brunswick between 1590-1600
  • 20 executed (other than those listed by name above) in the reign of King James VI of Scotland and I of England.
  • 40,000 executed between 1600-1680 in Great Britain
  • 205 burned at the Abbey of Fulda, Germany, between 1603-1605
  • "Several" witches executed in Derbyshire, England, in 1607
  • 24 burned + 3 suicides in Hagenau, Alsace, in 1607
  • "A number of women" burned at Breehin, Scotland, in 1608
  • 1 burned alive by a mob at St. Jean de Liuz, France, circa 1608
  • 18 killed at Orleans, France, in 1616
  • 9 hanged at Leicester, England, in 1616
  • 8 hanged at Londinieres, France, in 1618
  • "Several" witches condemned at Nerac, France, on 26 June, 1619
  • 200 + executed at Labourt, France, in 1619
  • 2 executed at Bedford, England, in 1624
  • 56 executions at Mainz, Germany, between 1626-1629
  • 77 executions at Burgstadt, Germany, between 1626-1629
  • 40 executions at Berndit, Buttan, Ebenheit, Wenchdorf and Heinbach, Germany, between 1626-1629
  • 8 executions in Prozelten and Amorbach, Germany between 1626-1629
  • 168 executions in the district of Miltenberg, Germany, between 1626-1629
  • 85 burned in Dieburg, Germany, in 1627
  • 79 burned at Offenburg, Austria, from 1627-1629
  • 29 burned at Würzburg, Germany, between 1627-1629
  • 274 executed in Eichstatt, Germany in 1629
  • 124 executed by the Teutonic Order at Mergentheim, Germany in 1630
  • 900 executions at Bamberg, Germany, between 1627 and 1631
  • 22,000 (approx) executed in Bamberg, Germany between 1610 and 1840
  • 1 hanged at Sandwich, in Kent, England, in 1630
  • 3 executed at Lindheim, Germany in 1631
  • 20 executed in Norfolk, England, on evidence of Matthew Hopkins, before 26 July, 1645
  • 29 condemned, on the evidence of Matthew Hopkins, at Chelmsford, England, on 29 July, 1645
  • 150 killed in England in the last six months of 1645
  • 2 executed at Norwich, England, in 1648
  • 14 hanged at Newcastle, England, in 1649
  • 220 + in England and Scotland, on evidence of a Scottish Witch-finder, circa 1648-1650
  • 2 killed by a mob at Auxonne, France, in 1650
  • 30 burned in Lindheim, Germany, between 1640-1651
  • 900 killed in Lorraine, France (years unknown)
  • 30,000 (approx) burned by the Inquisition (not all may have been witches)
  • 3-4000 killed during Cromwell's tenure in England
  • 102 burned in Zuckmantel, Germany, in 1654
  • 18 burned at Castle Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1658
  • 85 executed at Mohra, Sweden, on 25 August, 1670
  • 71 beheaded or burned in Sweden between 1674-1677
  • 90 burned at Salzburg, Austria, in 1678
  • 11 burned at Prestonpans, Scotland, in 1678
  • 36 executed in Paris, France, in 1680
  • "Several" burned at Rouen, France, in 1684-1685
  • 3 executed (Suzanna, Isle and Catherine (last names unknown) at Arendsee, Germany, in 1687
  • 36 burned at Nordlingen, Germany between 1690-1694
  • 5 burned at Paisley, Scotland, on 10 June, 1697
  • 9 persons burned at Burghausen, Germany, all under 16 years of age, on 26 March, 1698
  • 1 burned at Antrim, Ireland, in 1699
  • "Many" burned at Spott Loan, Scotland, in 1705
  • 2 persons killed in the Trentino, Austria, between 1716 and 1717
  • 1 executed in France, in 1718
  • 2 persons, a mother and daughter, burned in Scotland, in 1722
  • 13 burned at Szegedin, Hungary, in 1728
  • 1 burned at Szegedin, Hungary, in 1730
  • 13 burned alive at Szegedin, Hungary on 23 July, 1738
  • 3 burned at Karpfen, Germany, in 1744
  • 3 burned at Muhlbach, Germany, in 1746
  • 1 executed at Szegedin, Hungary, in 1746
  • 1 executed at Maros Vasarheli, (nation unknown), 1752
  • 100 + executed at Haeck, Germany between 1772 and 1779
  • 2 burned in Poland in 1793
  • "Several" burned in South America during the 1800's
  • 1 shot by a policeman at Uttenheim, Germany, on suspicion of being a were-wolf, in November, 1925
  • 1 murdered in Pennsylvania in 1929
  • 1 burned alive at Sevastopol, Ukraine in 1997
  • 1 beheaded in Saudi Arabia in 1997
  • Neepudi (mother): axed to death in Mandwa village of Palamau district, Bihar, India Sept. 1997
  • Agaramanao Devi (daughter, 10): axed to death in Mandwa village of Palamau district, Bihar, India Sept. 1997)
  • Malati (daughter, 8): axed to death in Mandwa village of Palamau district, Bihar, India Sept. 1997
  • Lalita (daughter, 6): axed to death in Mandwa village of Palamau district, Bihar, India Sept. 1997
  • Kuldip (son, 4): axed to death in Mandwa village of Palamau district, Bihar, India Sept. 1997
  • Dilip (son, 2): axed to death in Mandwa village of Palamau district, Bihar, India Sept. 1997
  • Pradhan: beaten unconscious and then thrown on a burning funeral pyre, Phulbani, Orissa, India, November 1998
  • Manzayiwa, Tomi: murdered in Umtata, South Africa, 19 December, 1998
  • Ntele, Anna: beaten to death, South Africa, February 1998
  • Abageda, Abametcha: executed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for murder, 1999
  • Alenchena, Shenfo: executed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for murder, 1999
  • Minota, Mitiku: executed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for murder, 1999
  • Ntleki, Aphiwe (child): burned to death at Balasi, Eastern Pondoland, S.A. in January 1999
  • Ntleki, Lihle (child): burned to death at Balasi, Eastern Pondoland, S.A. in January 1999
  • Ntleki, Madinda: burned to death at Balasi, Eastern Pondoland, S.A. in January 1999
  • Ntleki, Zamabhala (child): burned to death at Balasi, Eastern Pondoland, S.A. in January 1999
  • Ntleki, Zisanda (child): burned to death at Balasi, Eastern Pondoland, S.A. in January 1999
  • Khawuta, Zamabhengu: burned to death at Balasi, Eastern Pondoland, S.A. in January 1999
  • Qamza, Hlanjiwe: burned to death at Ludeke near Bizana, S.A. in January 1999
  • Mamabolo, Madeleine: Segopye Village near Pietersburg in Northern Province, South Africa, murdered in June, 1999
  • Mkambano, Joseph: stoned to death on Montina farm, in Duiwelskloof, Northern Province, South Africa, 8 August, 1999
  • Dalesu: beaten to death at Ramarayi, India on November 21, 2000
  • Tikambai Sahu: Killed by a mob, Nagpur, India, 27 June, 2000
  • Uppala Pochaiah, (70 years old): beaten to death at Kothapalli village, India on November 8, 2000
  • Smith, Tempest: 12 years old, suicided at Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA on 20 February 2001
  • Unknown woman: Hacked to pieces by a mob in Segima, Chimbu Province, Papua New Guinea, 12 April, 2001 


Frank Donovan says: "Several modern writers claim that 9,000,000 people met their deaths during the witchcraft persecution but offer no valid statistical records to support this estimate. On the other end of the scale is the 'educated guess' of R.H.Robbins and others that the total may have been about 200,000. Contemporary records are spotty and incomplete. Many deaths were probably never recorded and other archives have been lost thru time."

I feel we can reasonably estimate the lower end of the scale at about 250,000 persons killed, with a high end of perhaps as many as one-half million thru into these "more enlightened" times, as people are still being killed for witchcraft on the Navajo reservations and in parts of Africa and S. America.



REFERENCES


  • THE BOOK OF DAYS
    W. J. Bethancourt III (unpublished ms.)
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    Jerome Burne; Ecam, 1990
  • A NATURAL HISTORY OF UNNATURAL THINGS
    Daniel Cohen; McCall, 1971
  • NEVER ON A BROOMSTICK
    Frank Donovan; Bell, 1971
  • A HISTORY OF SECRET SOCIETIES
    Arkhon Daraul; Citadel, 1962
    WEAKER VESSEL
    Antonia Fraser, Borzoi, 1984
  • EXTRAORDINARY POPULAR DELUSIONS AND THE MADNESS OF CROWDS
    Charles MacKay; L.C.Page, 1932
    (orig. pub. 1841)
  • THE HISTORY OF MAGIC AND THE OCCULT
    Kurt Seligmann; Harmony Books, 1975
  • THE GEOGRAPHY OF WITCHCRAFT
    Montague Summers, University Books, 1965
  • TREASURY OF WITCHCRAFT
    Harry E. Wedeck; Philosophical Library, 1961
  • SOUNDINGS IN SATANISM
    pp 46-54. ISBN 0 264 64627 4

This document is © copyright 1990 W.J. Bethancourt III

 

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