Spanish Inquisition-GC2-Mary Grace Burdick & Halley Shambra

  • Period: Jan 1, 1470 to Sep 27, 1505

    Spanish Inquisition Timeline

  • Feb 8, 1474

    Isabella is Queen

    Isabella of Castile successes the throne, making her the Queen of Castile.
  • Mar 1, 1477

    An Idea Sparks

    During her stay in Serville, Dominican Friar Tomas de Torquemada convinced Queen Isabella I that thousands of Crypto-Jews and Crypto-Muslimus lived in her kingdom, making it unpure. He wanted to eliminate all the non-CHristians from Spain. Ironically Torquemada is of Jewish decent.
  • Sep 27, 1478

    The Spanish Inquisition Begins

    The Spanish Inqusition began in 1478, under the rule of Ferdinand II of Argon and Isabella I of Castile. Their goal was to have Chrisianity as the one and only religion in their Spanish kingdom. It was issued by Pope Sixtus IV. Nearly 3,000-5,000 poeple will die.
  • Jan 1, 1479

    Spain is United

    Ferdinand succeds the throne of Aragon. Ferdinand and Isabella untie the two kingdoms of Aragon and Castile.
  • Feb 11, 1483


    King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella establish the Suprema with the help of Thomas de Torquemada.
  • Feb 11, 1483

    Torqemada becomes Grand Inquisitor

    Dominican Friar, Tomas de Torquemada, the Queen's royal confessor, becomes the Grand Inquisitor and Grand General of Castile and Aragon. The Grand Inquisitor is head Inquisitor of the Spanish Inquisition. He issued the execution for nearly 2,000 people
  • Feb 8, 1484

    Summis Desiderantes is issued

    Pope Innocent VIII issues papal bull Summis Desiderantes , supporting the use of the Inqusition witches. This was the beginning of many other documents about witchcraft and eventually started the beginning of witch hunts as well.
  • Feb 11, 1484

    Autos-da-fé Begins

    The autos-da-fé was a between 1484 and 1505 in Valencia. Many people in Barcelona who were judged were Jewish.They were involved in a public procession of all those found guilty and a reading of their sentences.Nearly 380 people died during this time period.
  • Feb 8, 1490

    The Torture Begins

    Trials begin in Spain. If the accused confessed, they escaped troture. If they did not and were found guilty, they were tortured in the most unhumane ways possible.
  • Nov 25, 1491

    Treaty of Granada

    Also known as the Capitulation of Granada, this treaty ended the Granada War that sarted nearly ten years earlier. Was signed by Queen Isabella and Ferdinand. Treaty guarenteed rights to the Moors (Arabs) including being treated fairly and religious rights if they surrendered.
  • Jan 2, 1492

    Granada is under Spanish Control

    Granada was the last stong city that the Arabs (Moors) controlled until the Treaty of Granada was established and Spain took control.
  • Mar 31, 1492

    Alhama Decree

    Alahmbra DecreeThe Alahama Decree ordered all the Jewish and Muslim people and their possissions out of the Argon-Castile Kingdoms by July 31, 1492. It was not offically revoked until December 16, 1968.
  • Nov 26, 1504

    Queen Isabella dies

    Queen Isabella died in Medina Del Campo. In her will she asked that the people of the Americas be treated like the Spanish.