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
Burning of William Sawtre, 1401
John Badby burned in a barrel, 1410
Burning of Jan Hus in Constance, 1415
Joan of Arc at the stake, 1431
Rogers' execution at Smithfield, 1555
Burning of John Hooper in Gloucester, 1555
Burning of Thomas Hawkes, 1555
Burning of Latimer and Ridley, Oxford, 1555
  • Nicholas Ridley (1500–1555), Oxford, England
  • John Bradford († 1555), London, England
  • John Cardmaker († 1555), Smithfield, London, England
  • Robert Glover († 1555), Coventry, England
  • Thomas Hawkes († 1555), Coggeshall, England
  • Thomas Tomkins († 1555), Smithfield, London, England
  • Thomas Cranmer (1489–1556), Oxford, England
  • Stratford Martyrs († 1556), 11 men and 2 women, Stratford, London, England
  • Guernsey Martyrs († 1556), 3 women, Guernsey, Channel Islands
  • Joan Waste († 1556), Derby, England
  • Bartlet Green († 1556), Smithfield, London, England
  • John Hullier († 1556), Cambridge, England
  • John Forman († 1556), East Grinstead, England
  • Pomponio Algerio († 1556) Boiled in oil, Rome
  • Nicola Sartonio († 1557)
  • Alexander Gooch and Alice Driver († 1558), Ipswich, England
  • 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)
  • Leonor de Cisneros († 1568), Valladolid, Spain
  • 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)
  • Francisco de la Cruz ((† 1578), Lima, Peru
  • 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)
  • Lucilio Vanini (Giulio Cesare Vanini) (1585–1619), Toulouse, France
  • Kimpa Vita (1684–1706), Angola
  • Maria Barbara Carillo (1625–1721), Madrid, Spain
  • María de los Dolores López († 1781), Seville, 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]

Burning of Anne Askew and John Lascelles, 1546

In Eastern Orthodox countries[edit]

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

Calvinist Church[edit]

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