March 25, 1593

On March 25, 1593, Dutch scholar, theologian, and priest, Cornelius Loos recanted his earlier protest against the witchcraft persecution that was being carried out by the Catholic Church in Europe. He wrote a book protesting the witch hunts and questioned the beliefs and morals of the witch hunters. He also questioned the validity of any confession obtained under torture. Because of that, he and his family were threatened with torture by the Catholic Church and the witch hunters if he didn’t recant his books and beliefs. Unsurprisingly, he did so. Before the witch hunters could fabricate more evidence and execute him, he died from the Plague in 1595.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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