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Teofania D'Adamo


Related eponyms

Italian sorceress and poisener.

Biography of Teofania D'Adamo

Teofania D'Adamo may have poisened as many as 600 persons. After her death in 1633 her daughter, Giulia Tofana, sold the liquid at Rome and Naples in vials under the name Manna of St Nicholas of Bari.

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