1801 Napoleon abolish Spanish Inquisition

Feb 2013
1,702
French Republic
Is funny and a paradoxe to imagine the Inquisition was created in the twelfth century in France to prevent the spread of sectarianism, especially that of the Cathars and Waldensian (South West of France Languedoc and Lyon).was destroyed by a Frenchman Napoleon in Spain. The Pyrenees saw the birth and death of this institution in the two side the persécution of Knights templar ( Another christians as Cathar a, Waldensian or Protestants

Latter under the Spanish and Portugese inquisition persicuted Jews,Muslims and people of New world or in Africa
 

martin76

Ad Honorem
Dec 2014
6,817
Spain
Is funny and a paradoxe to imagine the Inquisition was created in the twelfth century in France to prevent the spread of sectarianism, especially that of the Cathars and Waldensian (South West of France Languedoc and Lyon).was destroyed by a Frenchman Napoleon in Spain. The Pyrenees saw the birth and death of this institution in the two side the persécution of Knights templar ( Another christians as Cathar a, Waldensian or Protestants

Latter under the Spanish and Portugese inquisition persicuted Jews,Muslims and people of New world or in Africa
No, the Inquisiton was abolished by Napoleon in Chamartin, December 8, 1808.. but Napoleon didn´t control Spain.. so It was only a Theorical abolition..The Court of Cadis abolished on February 22, 1813. It was restored by Ferdinand VII in 1814 and actually abolished by a decreed signatured by the Queen-Regent María Cristina de Borbón on July 15, 1834.

So, Napoleon didn´t put end the Inquisition in Spain.. he lost the war.
 

johnincornwall

Ad Honorem
Nov 2010
7,872
Cornwall
The Spanish Inquisition is not the Holy Inquisition created much earlier. Ferdinand got permission to 'do his own thing' because of the leverage he had over the Pope at that time - the Papacy depended on him militarily and politically for survival. He also got to appoint his own bishops - unheard of at the time.

For a take on this subject I strongly recommend the film 'Goyas Ghosts' starring Javier Bardem as the nasty Inquisitor-turned-french-collaborator who comes to a very sticky end by his own old methods. Heart-rending tale because of the fate of the innocent and very pretty girl tortured and driven mad by Bardem because of his political aims against her father.

When Bardem's character turns to work for the French under Murat in Madrid he then gets to try -rather rudely and ruthlessly - his old inquisitor colleagues, even the most senior ones - who he had toadied up to for years. You can imagine his face when the French leave............ Oops!
 
Sep 2012
78
Wakefield West Yorkshire, England
Napoleonic history, well I didn't expect a question about the Spanish inquisition lol.
 
Sep 2013
485
Colonia Iulia Augusta Faventia Barcino
No, the Inquisiton was abolished by Napoleon in Chamartin, December 8, 1808.. but Napoleon didn´t control Spain.. so It was only a Theorical abolition..The Court of Cadis abolished on February 22, 1813. It was restored by Ferdinand VII in 1814 and actually abolished by a decreed signatured by the Queen-Regent María Cristina de Borbón on July 15, 1834.

So, Napoleon didn´t put end the Inquisition in Spain.. he lost the war.
Minor comment: it was abolished again during the Liberal Triennium of 1820-3, and Ferdinand VII never again restablished it fully, although substitute organizations somewhat fulfilled its role until 1833. The 1834 decree marked the definitive end of the Suprema and all of its substitutes.