A poor schoolmaster from Valencia,Spain, who was garroted or hanged to death on Jul 26 1826 for allegedly teaching Deist principles. He was the last victim of the Spanish Inquisition. His last words: "I die reconciled to God and to man." The Hemispheric at the Ciutat de les Arts i les CiÃ¨ncies by Santiago Calatrava, Valencia, Spain. ... 1826 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Deism is belief in a God or first cause based on reason, rather than on faith or revelation, and thus a form of theism in opposition to fideism. ... The Spanish Inquisition was the Inquisition acting in Spain under the control of the Kings of Spain. ...
Autos de fe also took place in Mexico, Brazil, and Peru, and are recorded by contemporary historians of the Conquistadors such as Bernal Diaz.
The last case of an execution by the Spanish Inquisition was a schoolmaster, CayetanoRipoll, July 26, 1826.
He was accused of being a deist, and substituting in his school the words "Praise be to God" for "Ave Maria purissima." He died calmly on the gibbet after repeating the words, "I die reconciled to God and to man." This was the last auto de fe.
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