13 Famous Historical Figures Who May Have Sold Their Soul to The Devil

Gilles De Rais

A 15th-century aristocrat, Gilles de Rais was left with massive amounts of wealth and power in his youth upon his father’s passing. Despite these advantages, he had no one to teach him how to care for them properly, and he quickly squandered his family’s assets.

In a desperate attempt to regain his lost fortune, he began to experiment with the occult under the direction of Antonio Francisco Prelati, a former priest who assured him that he would regain his wealth if he sacrificed children to a demon named Baron.

After the alleged deal, Gilles de Rais embarked on a violent spree, killing and torturing anywhere between 80 and 200 children. He was later caught, tried, and found guilty for his countless crimes. He was executed in 1440.

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  1. Archie San Romani says

    Looking at all this makes me remember…. Bob Timmons?? my high school track coach, He said, “you are on your way, or in the way”… the take on this is always look and move forward…. or like Bill Bowerman, from Oregon, said, ” sometimes you come home a champion, holding your shield high… sometimes you come home on it… a winner always gets up and back in the game… for what ever, but, the idea of all that works in everyday life…. ( for some )

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