Spee, Friedrich

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Spee, Friedrich Gender: M
born on 25 February 1591 (greg.) at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )
Place Düsseldorf-Kaiserswerth, Germany, 51n08, 6e43
Timezone LMT m6e43 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 06°33' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 02°55 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 21°10'

Friedrich Spee


German Jesuit priest, professor, and poet, most noted as an opponent of trials for witchcraft. Spee was the first person in his time to present strong written and spoken arguments against torture, especially with regards to its unreliability in obtaining "truth" from someone undergoing painful questioning.

He died 7 August 1635.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Taeger quotes Lescaut vol 13, quoting baptisimal record.


  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet