List of people burned as heretics

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This list contains persons burned by various religious groups, after being deemed heretics. The list does not attempt to encompass the list of those executed by burning (such a one would include many other people such as victims of witch hunts or other persecutions). Some of the victims, such as Quirinus Kuhlmann and Jacques de Molay, were executed primarily for political purposes; the charges of heresy were simply official excuses. After they were convicted by the Church, they were turned over to the local government for execution because of religious restrictions that kept ecclesial clergy from actually carrying out the executions.

Roman Catholic Countries[edit]

Burning of the Templars, 1314
John Badby burned in a barrel, 1410
Joan of Arc at the stake, 1431
Rogers' execution at Smithfield, 1555
  • John Rogers († 1555), London, England
  • Canterbury Martyrs († 1555), England
  • Laurence Saunders, (1519–1555), England
  • Rowland Taylor († 1555), England
  • John Hooper († 1555), England
  • Robert Ferrar († 1555), Carmarthen, Wales
  • Patrick Pakingham († 1555), Uxbridge, England
  • Hugh Latimer (1485–1555), relapsed heretic, England
  • Nicholas Ridley (1500–1555), England
  • Bartolomeo Hector († 1555)
  • Paolo Rappi († 1555)
  • Vernon Giovanni († 1555)
  • Labori Antonio († 1555)
  • John Bradford († 1555), London, England
  • Thomas Cranmer (1489–1556), relapsed heretic, England
  • Stratford Martyrs († 1556), 11 men and 2 women, London, England
  • Joan Waste (d. 1556), Derby, England
  • Pomponio Algerio († 1556)
  • Nicola Sartonio]] († 1557)
  • Thomas von Imbroich († 1558) (beheaded)
  • Fra Goffredo Varaglia († 1558)
  • Gisberto di Milanuccio († 1558)
  • Francesco Cartone († 1558)
  • Antonio di Colella († 1559)
  • Antonio Gesualdi († 1559)
  • Giacomo Bonello († 1560)
  • Mermetto Savoiardo († 1560)
  • Dionigi di Cola († 1560)
  • Gian Pascali di Cuneo († 1560)
  • Bernardino Conte († 1560)
  • Giorgio Olivetto († 1567)
  • Luca di Faenza († 1568)
  • Thomas Szük (1522–1568)
  • Bartolomeo Bartoccio († 1569)
  • Dirk Willems († 1569), Netherlands
  • Fra Arnaldo di Santo Zeno († 1570)
  • Alessandro di Giacomo († 1574)
  • Benedetto Thomaria († 1574)
  • Diego Lopez (martyr)|Diego Lopez († 1583)
  • Gabriello Henriquez († 1583)
  • Borro of Arezzo († 1583)
  • Ludovico Moro († 1583)
  • Pietro Benato († 1585)
  • Francesco Gambonell († 1594)
  • Marcantonio Valena († 1594)
  • Giovanni Antonio da Verona († 1599)
  • Fra Celestino († 1599)
  • Giordano Bruno (1548–1600), Rome, Italy
  • Maurizio Rinaldi († 1600)
  • Bartolomeo Coppino († 1601)
  • Kimpa Vita (1684–1706), Angola
  • Maria Barbara Carillo (1625–1721), Madrid, Spain

The book "Acts and Monuments" by John Foxe, commonly known as Foxe's Book of Martyrs lists many more than this.

Protestant Countries[edit]

In Eastern Orthodox countries[edit]

The "baptism by fire" of Old Believer leader Avvakum in 1682

Calvinist Church[edit]

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