Galigaï, Leonora (c. 1570–1617)

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Galigaï, Leonora (c. 1570–1617)

Accused of witchcraft. Name variations: Leonora Galigai or Gallegai. Born around 1570; tried and executed in 1617; m. Concino Concini, marshal of Ancre.

Close friend and maid of Marie de Medici, fell victim to the political rivalries between her mistress, the king, and certain lords (1617); was accused of witchcraft and executed on the grounds of cures she took against her constant bad health.

See also Women in World History.