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burning to death of heretics (as during the Spanish Inquisition) auto-da-fe
Italian philosopher who used Copernican principles to develop a pantheistic monistic philosophy; condemned for heresy by the Inquisition and burned at the stake (1548-1600) Bruno , Giordano Bruno
inquisition set up in Italy in 1542 to curb the number of Protestants Congregation of the Inquisition , Roman Inquisition
Italian pope from 1471 to 1484 who consented to the establishment of the Spanish Inquisition and built the Sistine Chapel (1414-1484) Francesco della Rovere , Sixtus IV
director of the court of Inquisition (especially in Spain and Portugal) Grand Inquisitor
official of the ecclesiastical court of the Inquisition Inquisitor
queen of Castile whose marriage to Ferdinand of Aragon in 1469 marked the beginning of the modern state of Spain; they instituted the Spanish Inquisition in 1478 and sponsored the voyages of Christopher Columbus in 1492 (1451-1504) Isabella , Isabella I , Isabella the Catholic , Queen Isabella
inquisition initiated in 1478 by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella that guarded the orthodoxy of Catholicism in Spain (especially from the 15th to the 17th centuries) Spanish Inquisition
Spaniard who as Grand Inquisitor was responsible for the death of thousands of Jews and suspected witches during the Spanish Inquisition (1420-1498) Tomas de Torquemada , Torquemada
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