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Nine hotties throughout history [SLIDESHOW]

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      Scoops Delacroix

      Scoops Delacroix is a freelance journalist and former communications director for the Front de libération du Québec. His book "Shake: Yuri Andropov and the Death of Narrative" is available on Amazon.

There are only so many photos of a smoking hot Kate Upton we can look at in one day, you know?

So we went back  – way, way back — to find some hotties throughout history.

While all of these hotties are famous for something different, they have at least one thing in common: They were all burned alive at the stake.

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  • Jacques de Molay was the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar. He realized that the Knights could no longer live in the public eye, and he agreed to be burned at the stake, so he was in 1314. (Photo: Wikimedia)
  • Jan Hus was a Czech scholar and priest who was an early supporter of the Protestant movement. He was burned at the stake in 1415 for failing to recant his writings about the Catholic Church. (Photo: Wikimedia)
  • Joan of Arc is probably the most famous hottie on this list. She was born a peasant, but claimed to have divine guidance and led the French army to several victories during the 100 Years War. But she was captured by the English and burned at the stake for "insubordination and heterodoxy" when she was just 19. (Photo: Wikimedia)
  • Girolamo Savonarola was a friar, preacher and so-called "prophet" back in Florence in the late 1400's. He disobeyed Pope Alexander VI and was later found to have lied about his prophecies. He was burned at the stake in 1498. To be honest, he seems kind of crazy and probably deserved it. (Photo: Wikimedia)
  • Patrick Hamilton was a young teacher at St. Andrew's in Scotland and was burned at the stake at just 24-years-old because he held Protestant Reformer beliefs. Bummer. (Photo: Wikimedia)
  • William Tyndale was the first person to translate the Bible, but because he was Protestant Reformer, he was burned at the stake in 1536. King Henry VIII was just a little too late, because he used much of Tyndale's translation for The Great Bible two years later. (Photo: Wikimedia)
  • Giordano Bruno was an Italian philosopher, astronomer and theologian. He was the first person to hypothesize that the sun was a star. (He was right!) Bruno was burned at the stake because his scientific philosophies went against the Catholic Church, even though he wound up being right. (Photo: Wikimedia)
  • French Catholic preist Urbain Grandier was accused of witchcraft and burned at the stake after he wrote some documents that, honestly, seem pretty witchy. Years later, researchers defended him, saying that he wasn't a witch, but a philanderer. (Photo: Wikimedia)
  • Avakkum was a staunch supporter of the Russian Orthodox Church and was vehemently against reported reforms that would make the church more like the Western Europe churches. He spent 14 years in a hole until he was burned at the stake in 1682. His writings are considered some of Russia's best literature. (Photo: Wikimedia)