Witch trials in the early modern period

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During the European witch panic, which occurred for nearly three centuries, around 100,000 people were put on trial for heresy. From 1450 to 1750 between 30,000 to 40,000 were executed. The largest amount were concentrated between the years 1580 to 1630.[1]

Contrast with the Salem Witch Trials which lasted a little over one year, but are portrayed as one of the worst episodes in American history.[2]

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