Thomas Aikenhead, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Thomas Aikenhead

Scottish student, last person in Britain executed for blasphemy

Date of Birth: 28-Mar-1676

Place of Birth: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Date of Death: 08-Jan-1697

Profession: student, theologian

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Thomas Aikenhead

  • Thomas Aikenhead (c.?March 1676 – 8 January 1697) was a Scottish student from Edinburgh, who was prosecuted and executed at the age of 20 on a charge of blasphemy under the Act against Blasphemy 1661 and Act against Blasphemy 1695.
  • He was the last person on the island of Great Britain to be executed for blasphemy.
  • His execution happened 85 years after the death of Edward Wightman (1612), the last person to be burned at the stake for heresy in England.

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