Boguet, Henri (1550–1619)

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French grand judge, lawyer and demonologist, known for his cruelty and torture. Boguet presided over witch trials in Saint-Claude, Burgundy, France. Boguet exhibited a preoccupation with lurid accounts of witches’ sabbats and copulations with the Devil. His interrogations focused on these aspects, and he was successful in coercing confessions from his victims. He said he wished that all witches could …