Catherine Montvoisin

Where was she executed?

Paris, France

Why was she accused of witchcraft?

Montvoisin supported her family as a fortune teller and sorceress. She provided black magic services to Parisians including love potions and poisons. She did well until she was persuaded to attempt to poison the king. Her plot was uncovered and she was burned.

Other Information:

  • It it likely that Montvoisin was never actually tortured for fear that she would name rich and powerful clients.

  • It is estimated that Montvoisin and her associated poisoned over 1,000 people.

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