Maria Renata Singer

Where was she executed?

Zell, Germany

Why was she accused of witchcraft?

Singer spent years as a seemingly devout nun in a Bavarian convent. After a sister became possessed by demons, priests found poisons and demonic robes in Singers room. She confessed to being a witch sent to infiltrate the convent during questioning.

Other Information:

  • Singer's favorite poison was Aqua Tofana, composed mostly of arsenic and lead.

  • After her execution, intellectuals began casting doubt on witch trial's and the logic often used.

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