"The murder of Simon of Trent by the Jews," one of the most notorious accusations of alleged ritual murder to have taken place in Trento, Italy, in 1475. After a fanatical Franciscan had been preaching against the Jews before Easter, the body of a child is found near the house of a Jew. All Jews of the town are arrested. After being tortured for 15 days, 17 Jews "confess." Eight are executed immediately and five later. Simon is beatified and venerated as a martyr until the Church withdraws the cult in 1965.
From the Chronicarum Mundi, Nuremberg, 1493.