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Countries With Most Medieval Executions For Witchcraft

Between 1400 and 1800, with a peak between around 1560 to 1670, large numbers of people were tried and executed for sorcery and witchcraft. Many countries passed Witchcraft Act's, outlawing witchcraft and sanctioning the execution of it's practitioners. Try to name the (modern day) countries believed to be responsible for the most executions for the practice of witchcraft.
Most numbers are only estimates, exact figures are not known in most countries
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Executions
Answer
1
10,000
Switzerland
2
3,000-4,000
Poland
3
2,600+
Germany
4
2,000+
United Kingdom
5
1500
Austria
6
1330-1470
Netherlands
7
1,000+
Italy
8
494
Denmark
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Executions
Answer
9
277-350
Norway
10
300+
France
11
280
Sweden
12
106
Spain
13
100
Liechtenstein
14
65
Estonia
15
30
United States
1 Comments
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Level 67
Jun 3, 2023
These figures I've compiled from a number of pages on Wikipedia. The numbers in France and Italy are estimated to be much higher. In the United Kingdom the majority of executions took place in Scotland. In the Netherlands, most took place in the Spanish Netherlands, rather than the Dutch Republic. Whilst in Spain you were much more likely to be executed for heresy than witchcraft.