Executions · Germany · Religion

Jerome of Prague, burned at the stake for preaching to followers to follow the word of Jesus even if it goes against the Church’s degree

May 30, 1416 Konstanz, Germany Czech scholar and philosopher Jerome of Prague is burned at the stake for heresy Jerome’s heresy was proclaiming one did not need to attend church to attain God's teachings, and one should follow Jesus's words directly even if they conflicted with what the Catholic Church decreed. Because of his sermons… Continue reading Jerome of Prague, burned at the stake for preaching to followers to follow the word of Jesus even if it goes against the Church’s degree

Belgium · Religion

Brussels massacre of 1370

May 22, 1370 Brussels, Belgium Between 6 and 20 Jews are executed at the stake while the remainder are banished after allegedly desecrating hosts The actual motive behind the attack is disputed, depending on the source. The Christians of the area alleged a group of Jews desecrated hosts during the Holy Eucharist, a ceremony commemorating… Continue reading Brussels massacre of 1370

Executions · Germany · Religion

9-year-old burned at the stake for intercourse with the Devil

May 9, 1628 Würzburg, Germany Johann Bernhard Reichardt, a 9-year-old boy, is burned at the stake with 4 others for being a witch The boy was suspected by his father to have been involved with witchcraft. He was questioned and confessed to have been "seduce into witchcraft," denied God, flew to Satanic dances, and engaged… Continue reading 9-year-old burned at the stake for intercourse with the Devil

Executions · Japan

Teenaged arsonist burned at the stake

March 29, 1683 Suzugamori execution grounds, near Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan Would-be arsonist Yaoya Oshichi is executed for attempting to light a fire hoping to see a man she had met during a previous fire Oshichi, a 16-year-old-girl, met a temple page during a fire at the family temple the year before. Hoping to meet… Continue reading Teenaged arsonist burned at the stake