Maria Barbara Carillo

Maria Barbara Carillo (Jaén, Spain, 1625 – Madrid, 18 May 1721) was burned at the stake for heresy during the Spanish Inquisition. She was executed at the age of 95 or 96[1] and is the oldest person known to have been executed at the instigation of the Spanish Inquisition.[2]

Carillo was sentenced to death for heresy for returning to her faith in Judaism. She belonged to a large group of people that were Jews baptized by compulsion, who were accused of secretly practicing the Jewish religion.

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  1. ^ David Bimbaum: Jews, Church & Civilization, Volume IV, ISBN 9780980171099, p. 149
  2. ^ "Jewish History 1720 - 1729".

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