François Prelati

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François Prelati was an Italian priest and alchemist who took part in the murders committed by Gilles de Rais in the 15th century.[1] He is thought by some to have been a possible sexual partner of Gilles.[2][3] He claimed he could summon demons and involved Gilles in this practice.[4][5]

In fiction[edit]

François Prelati has appeared as a character in stories such as Thief of Souls by Ann Benson[6] and Fate/strange fake by Ryōgo Narita.[7], as well as in the anime Senki Zesshou Symphogear AXZ.


  1. ^ Wilson, Thomas (1889). Blue-beard, a contribution to history and folk-lore: being the history of Gilles de Retz, of Brittany, France, who was executed at Nantes in 1440 A.D., and who was the original of Blue-beard in the tales of Mother Goose, p. 73-79. G.P. Putnam's Sons.
  2. ^ Rothenberg, Molly Anne; Foster, Dennis A. (2003). Perversion and the Social Relation: sic IV, p. 140, 156. Duke University Press, ISBN 0822384728.
  3. ^ Penney, James (2012). The World of Perversion: Psychoanalysis and the Impossible Absolute of Desire, p. 48. SUNY Press, 2012. ISBN 0791481670.
  4. ^ Butler, Eliza Marian (1949). Ritual Magic, p. 102. Penn State Press. ISBN 0271044888.
  5. ^ Mathews, Chris (2009). Modern Satanism: Anatomy of a Radical Subculture, p. 15. Greenwood Publishing Group ISBN 031336639X.
  6. ^ Benson, Ann. (2003). Thief of Souls, p. 441. Bantam Dell, ISBN 0440236290.
  7. ^ Narita, Ryōgo (2016). Fate/strange Fake(3), Dengeki Bunko, ISBN 978-4-04-865763-1