La Voisin

La Voisin

"...La Voisin was destined to burn at the stake for witchcraft, her death to set an example for the women of the court and the necromancers and fortune-tellers doing business in Paris.

It's believed she helped poison over 1,000 people and some speculate she killed over 2,500 infants in her ceremonies. She went to her death in early 1680 after the Chambre Ardente — the "fiery court" — found her guilty and worthy of one of the harshest punishments the court could deal out. But she didn't go quietly.

Some say she begged for mercy from the crowd, some say she shouted her innocence, and others say she cursed the families of each of the men responsible for her verdict..."