Famous Witches – Medieval and Renaissance Witches
The Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern periods are perhaps the periods most immediately associated with witchcraft and witches, mainly due to the well-documented witch trials of the 16th and 17th Centuries.
These biographies of selected personalities from the 13th – 17th Centuries include alleged and accused witches and other influential occult figures of Europe:
Angéle de la Barthe (c.1230 – 1275) | Alice Kyteler (1280 – c.1325) | Abramelin the Mage (15th Century) | Agatha Southeil (c.1470 – c.1488) | Mother Shipton (c.1488 – 1561) | Cornelius Agrippa (1486 – 1535) | Johann Weyer (Johannes Wier) (1515 – 1588) | Dr. John Dee (1507 – c.1608) | Edward Kelley (1555 – 1597) | Walpurga Hausmannin (? – 1587) | Isobel Gowdie (? – 1662) | La Voisin (c.1640 – 1680) | Moll Dyer (? – 1697)
Other Historical Periods:
Biblical, Mythical and Folklore Witches, Modern Era Witches and Contemporary Witches.