TIMELINE:
CHRONOLOGY OF THE INQUISITION

1184

medieval French Inquisition begins

1391

riots against Jews in Spain

1469

marriage of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile

1474

beginning of reign of Ferdinand and Isabella

1478

papal bulls founding Spanish Inquisition

1480

Inquisition begins activities

1492

expulsion/conversion of Spain’s Jews; capitulation of Muslim Granada; discovery of America

1504

death of Isabella

1516

death of Ferdinand; Charles I (emperor Charles V) as king

1536

founding of Portuguese Inquisition

1542

Roman Inquisition founded

1556

Philip II becomes king of Spain

1561

Fernando de Valdés issues new Instructions for Inquisition

1563

final session of Council of Trent

1570

first tribunal of Inquisition in America, in Lima

1588

Great Armada against England

1598

death of Philip II; son Philip III becomes king

1609–11

expulsion of Moriscos

1621

reign of Philip IV begins

1665

reign of Charles II begins

1700

reign of Philip V begins

1767

expulsion of Jesuits from Spanish monarchy

1789

French Revolution begins

1808

abolition of Inquisition by Joseph I; abolished again in 1813 and 1820

1818

last converso prosecuted by Inquisition

1826

last person executed in Spain for heresy

1834

final abolition of Inquisition

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