Medieval Inquisition
The Medieval Inquisition was a series of Inquisitions (Catholic Church bodies charged with suppressing heresy) from around 1184, including the Episcopal Inquisition (1184-1230s) and later the Papal In...
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Vidal Marín del Campo
Vidal Marín del Campo (22 February 1653 - 10 March 1709) was a Spanish bishop who was Grand Inquisitor of Spain from 1705 to 1709.
Vidal Marín del Campo was born in Mora, Spain in the middle of th...
Pierre de Lancre
Pierre de Rosteguy de Lancre or Pierre de l'Ancre, Lord of De Lancre (1553–1631), was the French judge of Bordeaux who conducted a massive witch-hunt in Labourd in 1609. In 1582 he was named judge in ...
Nicholas Eymerich
Nicholas Eymerich (Catalan: Nicolau Aymerich) (c. 1316 – 4 January 1399) was a Roman Catholic theologian and Inquisitor General of the Inquisition of the Crown of Aragon in the later half of the 1...
Diego Deza
Diego de Deza (1444 – 9 June 1523) was a theologian and inquisitor of Spain. He was one of the more notable figures in the Spanish Inquisition, and succeeded the notorious Tomás de Torquemada to the p...
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Pope Alexander VII
Pope Alexander VII (13 February 1599 – 22 May 1667), born Fabio Chigi, was Pope from 7 April 1655 to his death in 1667.
Born in Siena, a member of the illustrious banking family of Chigi and ...
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Pedro de Arbués
Pedro de Arbués, C.R.S.A. (c. 1441 – September 17, 1485), was an official of the Spanish Inquisition who was assassinated in the La Seo Cathedral of Zaragoza in 1485 in an alleged plot by conversos a...
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Pope Adrian VI
Pope Adrian VI (Latin: Hadrianus VI), born Adriaan Florensz (Boeyens) (2 March 1459 ‒ 14 September 1523), was the 218th pope of the Catholic Church from 9 January 1522 until his death on 14 Septe...
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Tomás de Torquemada
Tomás de Torquemada (Thomas of Torquemada), O.P. (/ˌtɔrkəˈmɑːdə/ [toɾkeˈmaða]; 1420 – September 16, 1498) was a Spanish Dominican friar and the first Grand Inquisitor in Spain's movement to force Chri...
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Isarn (inquisitor)
Isarn or Izarn was a Dominican missionary, inquisitor, and writer. Sometime before 1292 he wrote a 700-verse poetic dialogue in Occitan between himself and a fictitious Cathar bishop named Sicart de F...
Pope Paul IV
Pope Paul IV, C.R. (Latin: Paulus IV; 28 June 1476 – 18 August 1559), né Gian Pietro Carafa, was Pope from 23 May 1555 to his death in 1559. While serving as papal nuncio in Spain, he develo...
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Juan Antonio Llorente
Juan Antonio Llorente (March 30, 1756 in Rincón de Soto (La Rioja), Spain – February 5, 1823 in Madrid) was a Spanish historian.
He studied at the University of Zaragoza, and, having been ordained...
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William of Paris (inquisitor)
William of Paris, O.P., ( -1314), Dominican priest and theologian.William composed the Diologus de Septem Sacramentis at the Priory of St. Jacques in Paris between 1310 and 1314.He was confessor of Ph...
Geoffroy d'Ablis
Geoffroy d'Ablis was a Dominican who led the Inquisition in Carcassonne against Cathars such as Peire Autier from 1303 to 1316. He collaborated with Bernard Gui, the inquisitor at Toulouse.
Vincenzo Maculani
Vincenzo Maculani (11 September 1578 - 16 February 1667) was an Italian Catholic Cardinal, inquisitor and military architect. He was known as a severe man, harsh and without compassion, who preferred ...
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Manuel Abad y Lasierra
Manuel Abad y Lasierra (1729–1806) was a Spanish bishop and writer who was Grand Inquisitor of Spain from 1793 to 1794.
Manuel Abad y Lasierra was born in Estadilla on December 24, 1729. His fath...
Robert Bellarmine
Saint Robert Bellarmine, S.J. (Italian: Roberto Francesco Romolo Bellarmino; 4 October 1542 – 17 September 1621) was an Italian Jesuit and a Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He was one of the mos...
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James Sprenger
Jacob Sprenger (also Jakob, Jacobus, 1436/1438 – 6 December 1495) was a German priest. He was born in Rheinfelden, Further Austria.
He was admitted as a novice in the Dominican house of this town ...
Latino Malabranca Orsini
Latino Malabranca Orsini (b. at Rome, year unknown – d. 10 August 1294, Perugia) was an Italian cardinal-nephew of Pope Nicholas III.
Latino was son of Roman senator Angelo Malabranca and Mabilia ...
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Luis de Aliaga Martínez
Luis de Aliaga Martínez (1560–1626) was the Grand Inquisitor of Spain from 1619 to 1621.
Luis de Aliaga Martínez was born in Mosqueruela in 1560, the son of a nobleman who nevertheless ran a cloth...
Peter of Verona
Saint Peter of Verona O.P. (1206 – April 6, 1252), also known as Saint Peter Martyr, was a 13th-century Italian Catholic priest. He was a Dominican friar and a celebrated preacher. He served as Inquis...
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Juan de Camargo y Angulo
Juan de Camargo y Angulo y Pasquer (1663–1733) was Bishop of Pamplona from 1716 to 1725 and Grand Inquisitor of Spain from 1720 to 1733.
Juan de Camargo y Angulo y Pasquer was born in Ágreda on Ju...
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Lamberto da Cingoli
Lamberto da Cingoli was an inquisitor in 14th century Italy. He is known for suspending Cecco d'Ascoli from a professorship of medicine at the University of Bologna in 1324. Sentence against d'Ascoli...
Nicholas Jacquier
Nicholas Jacquier (also Nicolaus Jaquerius, Nicolas Jacquier, Nicholas Jaquier, (d. 1472 Lille) was a French Dominican and Inquisitor. He became known as demonologist and proponent of witch-hunting.
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Grand Inquisitor
Grand Inquisitor (Latin: Inquisitor Generalis, lit. Inquisitor General) was the lead official of the Inquisition. The title usually refers to the chief inquisitor of the Spanish Inquisition, even ...
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Jindřich František Boblig of Edelstadt
Jindřich František Boblig z Edelstadtu (German: Heinrich Franz Boblig von Edelstadt) (born around 1612 in Cukmantl (today Zlaté Hory, also called Edelstadt) - died on 27 January 1698) was a lawyer and...