Timeline of LGBT history  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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14th century

  • 1327 – The deposed King Edward II of England is killed, allegedly by forcing a red-hot poker through his rectum. Edward II had a history of conflict with the nobility, who repeatedly banished his former lover Piers Gaveston, the Earl of Cornwall.
  • 1370s – Jan van Aersdone and Willem Case were two men executed in Antwerp in the 1370s. The charge against them was gay sex, which was illegal and strenuously vilified in medieval Europe. Aersdone and Case stand out because records of their names have survived. One other couple still known by name from the 14th century were Giovanni Braganza and Nicoleto Marmagna of Venice.
  • Dante's Inferno places sodomites in the 7th Circle

15th Century

  • 1432- 1502 In a 70 year span, the Florentine Officers of the Night tried over 15,000 men and convicted over 2,000 of sodomy. Sodomy had begun to be equated with treason.
  • 1476 Leonardo Da Vinci is charged with sodomy but no verdict was rendered in his trial.
  • 1483 The Spanish Inquisition begins. Sodomites were stoned, castrated, and burned. Between 1540 and 1700, more than 1,600 people were prosecuted for sodomy.

16th century

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