Visconti, Domenico

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Domenico Visconti (died ca. 1530) was a dominican inquisitor.

He was born at Novara and entered the Order of Preachers. He obtained the title of master of theology in 1498 but it is not known where he had studied. On 22 June 1508 he was appointed inquisitor of Novara. In 1519 he conducted witch trials in the village of Suno north of Novara. Ten alleged witches were burned at the stake and one another was admonished not to relapse. He was supported in these proceedings by his vicar Bernardino Crivelli, who eventually succeded him as inquisitor of Novara, in 1530 or shortly before.

Bibliography

  • Michael Tavuzzi, "Renaissance Inquisitors. Dominican Inquisitors and Inquisitorial Districts in Northern Italy, 1474-1527", Brill: Leiden - Boston 2007, p. 224, 257

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