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1766: Don Francis de Sallesar y Corvetto

June 27th, 2018 Headsman

A letter from Aranjuez, dated June 30, says,

Don Francis de Sallesar y Corvetto, a native of Murcia, where his father was regidor, was on Friday publicly degraded at Madrid from the rank of nobility, had his tongue and his right hand cut off, and afterwards was hanged. His crime was assassinating some persons, and having formed the horrid design of laying his sacrilegious hands upon the king and the royal family.

On this day..

Entry Filed under: 18th Century,Capital Punishment,Death Penalty,Execution,Hanged,Nobility,Public Executions,Spain,Torture

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One thought on “1766: Don Francis de Sallesar y Corvetto”

  1. bria says:

    Thank you for sharing this story. This is horrifying and absolutely tragic for Joe James and the rest of the black inhabitants of Springfield who suffered from fear,


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