This Day in Jewish History 1532: A False Messiah Burns at the Stake

Raised as a Catholic son of conversos, Solomon Molcho decided he was the Jewish Messiah, and opted to die for his beliefs rather than recant.

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On December 13, 1532, the false messiah Solomon Molcho was burned at the stake in Mantua, Italy. As a Catholic-raised son of converso Jews who returned on...