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The Devils of Loudun

In 1634 Urbain Grandier, a handsome and dissolute priest of the parish of Loudun was tried, tortured and burnt at the stake. He had been found guilty of conspiring with the devil to seduce an entire convent of nuns in what was the most sensational case of mass possession and sexual hysteria in history.

Important places

Loudun (2)


Vienne (25)


France (7,260)

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Nouvelle-Aquitaine (223)