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25March1199
Inquisition Established by Pope Innocent III

Inquisition Established by Pope Innocent III

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0November1229
Church Council Establishes the Inquisition in Toulouse to Eliminate Last of Cathars

Church Council Establishes the Inquisition in Toulouse to Eliminate Last of Cathars

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20April1231
Pope Gregory's IX Permits Burning of Heretics at Stake

Pope Gregory's IX Permits Burning of Heretics at Stake

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26May1232
Pope Gregory IX Begins Medieval Inquisition in Aragon

Pope Gregory IX Begins Medieval Inquisition in Aragon

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20April1233
Inquisition Starts Campaign Against Cathars

Inquisition Starts Campaign Against Cathars

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29May1239
Robert le Bougre Burns Cathar Heretics at Montwimer

Robert le Bougre Burns Cathar Heretics at Montwimer

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20June1239
Jews Ordered by Pope Gregory IX to Hand Over All Copies of Talmud for Inspection

Jews Ordered by Pope Gregory IX to Hand Over All Copies of Talmud for Inspection

15May1252
Torturing People for Confessions Authorized by Pope Innocent IV

Torturing People for Confessions Authorized by Pope Innocent IV

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30November1259
Use of Torture to Get Confessions is Confirmed by Pope Alexander IV

Use of Torture to Get Confessions is Confirmed by Pope Alexander IV

27April1260
Pope Alexander IV: Inquisitors Can Absolve Each Other of Torture Chamber Conduct

Pope Alexander IV: Inquisitors Can Absolve Each Other of Torture Chamber Conduct

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2August1262
Pope Urban IV Renews Policy of Inquisitors Absolving Each Other of Irregularities

Pope Urban IV Renews Policy of Inquisitors Absolving Each Other of Irregularities

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3November1265
Use of Torture to Obtain Confessions is Confirmed by Pope Clement IV

Use of Torture to Obtain Confessions is Confirmed by Pope Clement IV

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4January1399

Death of Nicolas Eymeric

22February1455
Birth of German Scholar Johannes Reuchlin

Birth of German Scholar Johannes Reuchlin

1November1478
Pope Sixtus IV Issues Papal Bull Launching Spanish Inquisition in Castile

Pope Sixtus IV Issues Papal Bull Launching Spanish Inquisition in Castile

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3April1481
Pope Sixtus IV Orders Christian Princes to Turn Over Fugitive Heretics

Pope Sixtus IV Orders Christian Princes to Turn Over Fugitive Heretics

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17October1483
Pope Sixtus IV Issues Papal Bull Launching the Spanish Inquisition

Pope Sixtus IV Issues Papal Bull Launching the Spanish Inquisition

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9December1484
Pope Innocent VII Appoints Two Inquisitors for Northern Germany

Pope Innocent VII Appoints Two Inquisitors for Northern Germany

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11February1486
Dominican Friar Tomas de Torquemada Becomes Grand Inquisitor of Spanish Inquisition

Dominican Friar Tomas de Torquemada Becomes Grand Inquisitor of Spanish Inquisition

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19May1487
Heinrich Kramer & Johann Sprenger's Book 'Malleus Maleficarum' Gets Approval

Heinrich Kramer & Johann Sprenger's Book 'Malleus Maleficarum' Gets Approval

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13May1497
Pope Alexander VI Excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola

Pope Alexander VI Excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola

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23May1498
Dominican Friar Girolamo Savonarola Executed by Being Burned Alive

Dominican Friar Girolamo Savonarola Executed by Being Burned Alive

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16September1498
Death of Tomas de Torquemada, First Grand Inquisitor of Spanish Inquisition

Death of Tomas de Torquemada, First Grand Inquisitor of Spanish Inquisition

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17December1526
Pope Clement VII Issues Bull Establishing Inquisition in Portugal

Pope Clement VII Issues Bull Establishing Inquisition in Portugal

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23May1536
Pope Paul III Starts Portuguese Inquisition

Pope Paul III Starts Portuguese Inquisition

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21July1542
Apostolic Constitution Issued by Pope Paul III, Reestablishing the Inquisition

Apostolic Constitution Issued by Pope Paul III, Reestablishing the Inquisition

9September1553
Future Pope Paul IV Has Copies of Talmud Burned Publicly in Rome

Future Pope Paul IV Has Copies of Talmud Burned Publicly in Rome

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21May1559
Convicted on Heresy Charges, First Lutherans Burned at Stake

Convicted on Heresy Charges, First Lutherans Burned at Stake

5April1566
200 Dutch Nobleman Present Petition to Netherlands Regent to End Inquisition

200 Dutch Nobleman Present Petition to Netherlands Regent to End Inquisition

1July1581
Pope Gregory XIII Authorizes Inquisition to Handle all Cases Involving Jews

Pope Gregory XIII Authorizes Inquisition to Handle all Cases Involving Jews

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8February1600
Vatican Convicts Scholar Giordano Bruno of Heresy

Vatican Convicts Scholar Giordano Bruno of Heresy

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26February1616
Spanish Inquisition Orders Galileo Galilei to Stop

Spanish Inquisition Orders Galileo Galilei to Stop

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13February1633
Galileo to Stand Trial Before Inquisition for Heresy

Galileo to Stand Trial Before Inquisition for Heresy

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21June1633
Galileo Galilei Forced to Denounce His Copernican Ideas

Galileo Galilei Forced to Denounce His Copernican Ideas

11April1649
Largest Auto De Fe of New World Occurs in Mexico

Largest Auto De Fe of New World Occurs in Mexico

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26April1654
Jews Expelled From Brazil After Portuguese Take Brazil From the Dutch

Jews Expelled From Brazil After Portuguese Take Brazil From the Dutch

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5August1769
Pope Clement XIV Declares Jews No Longer Under Jurisdiction of Inquisition

Pope Clement XIV Declares Jews No Longer Under Jurisdiction of Inquisition

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18June1782
Anna Göldi is Last Person Executed for Witchcraft in Europe

Anna Göldi is Last Person Executed for Witchcraft in Europe

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9March1820
Spanish Inquisition is Abolished, But Doesn't Really End Until 1834

Spanish Inquisition is Abolished, But Doesn't Really End Until 1834

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15July1826

Cayetan Ripoll Hung for Teaching Deist Ideas

15July1834

Queen Mother Maria Christina Orders and End to the Spanish Inquisition

31July1900
Inquisition Decides Vatican Can't Declare Jews Innocent of Blood Rituals

Inquisition Decides Vatican Can't Declare Jews Innocent of Blood Rituals

2April1928
Vatican Holy Office Says Catholic Church Always Prays for Jews

Vatican Holy Office Says Catholic Church Always Prays for Jews

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7February1934
Pope Pius XI and Inquisition Put Rosenberg's Book on Index of Forbidden Books

Pope Pius XI and Inquisition Put Rosenberg's Book on Index of Forbidden Books

7December1965
Pope Paul VI Reorganizes Holy Office (Inquisition) and Renames it the Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith

Pope Paul VI Reorganizes Holy Office (Inquisition) and Renames it the Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith

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28January1977
Inquisition Rules Out Possibility of Female Priests

Inquisition Rules Out Possibility of Female Priests

19December1979
Theologian Hans Küng Stripped of License to Teach at Catholic Institutions by Vatican

Theologian Hans Küng Stripped of License to Teach at Catholic Institutions by Vatican

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25November1981
Future Pope Benedict XVI Appointed as Head of the Inquisition - the Congregation for Doctrine of Faith

Future Pope Benedict XVI Appointed as Head of the Inquisition - the Congregation for Doctrine of Faith

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13July1999
Sister Gramick & Rev. Nugent Ordered to Stop Ministry to Gays & Lesbians

Sister Gramick & Rev. Nugent Ordered to Stop Ministry to Gays & Lesbians

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10July2002
Vatican Warns Romulo Braschi & Seven Others of Excommunication

Vatican Warns Romulo Braschi & Seven Others of Excommunication

 
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