Abraham ibn Zimra
Abraham ibn Zimra was a Spanish rabbi, physician and diplomat who fled to Morocco following the Spanish inquisition.Descended from a well-known and respected Sephardi family, ibn Zimra settled in Saf...
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Lope Ximénez de Urrea y de Bardaixi
Lope III Ximénez de Urrea y de Bardaixi, Viceroy of Sicily, fought during the Italian Wars and was involved in the Conquest of Naples, Italy.His first marriage was to Beatriz Ruiz de Liori. He later m...
Diego Deza
Diego de Deza (1444 – 9 June 1523) was a theologian and inquisitor of Spain. He was one of the more notable figures in the Spanish Inquisition, and succeeded the notorious Tomás de Torquemada to the p...
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Luis Mercader Escolano
Luis Mercader Escolano (1444–1516) was the Grand Inquisitor of the Kingdom of Aragon from 1513 to 1516.
Luis Mercader Escolano was born in Murviedro in 1444. He was a Carthusian. He was appointe...
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Gerónimo de Aguilar
Gerónimo de Aguilar O.F.M. (1489–1531) was a Franciscan friar born in Écija, Spain. Aguilar was later involved with the 1519 Spanish conquest of Mexico, and with La Malinche he assisted Hernán Cortés...
Jacob Gaón
Jacob Gaón was a Jewish Basque tax collector, (born in Vitoria, died in Tolosa, 1463).The Gaóns were a Jewish family in Vitoria, Álava, today in the autonomous community of the Basque Country, Spain. ...
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Rodrigo de Jerez
Rodrigo de Jerez was one of the Spanish crewmen who sailed to the Americas on the Santa Maria as part of Christopher Columbus's first voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492. He is credited with bein...
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Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros
Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros, O.F.M. (1436 – November 8, 1517), known as Ximénes de Cisneros in his own lifetime, and commonly referred to today as simply Cisneros, was a Spanish cardinal, reli...
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Treaty of Tordesillas
The Treaty of Tordesillas (Portuguese: Tratado de Tordesilhas [tɾɐˈtaðu ðɨ tuɾðɨˈziʎɐʃ], Spanish: Tratado de Tordesillas [tɾaˈtaðo ðe toɾðeˈsiʎas]), signed at Tordesillas (now in Valladolid pr...
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Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar
Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar (1465, Cuéllar, Spain – ca. June 12, 1524, Santiago de Cuba) was a Spanish conquistador. He conquered and governed Cuba on behalf of Spain.
Diego Velázquez was bor...
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Birthplace of Alexander VI
0°30′58.58″W / 38.9888861°N 0.5162722°W / 38.9888861; -0.5162722The natal house of the Pope Alexander VI is located in Xàtiva (Valencia, Spain).It is an small urban palace, wh...
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Pedro Arias Dávila
Pedrarias Dávila (Pedro Arias de Ávila) y Ortiz de Cota (Segovia, Castile, c. 1468 – León, March 6, 1531, aged 63), was a Spanish colonial administrator. He led the first great Spanish expediti...
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Abraham Solomon ben Isaac ben Samuel Catalan
Abraham Solomon ben Isaac ben Samuel Catalan (born in Catalonia; died 1492) was the author of a work treating the eternity of the world, Providence, prophecy, immortality, and the resurrection, and al...
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Fernando de Acuña y de Herrera
Fernando de Acuña y de Herrera (died 1495) was Viceroy of Sicily for 1489–1495.
Ferndando was one of six siblings, a son of an originally Portuguese family, whose grandfather, Lope Vázquez de Acuñ...
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Pedro Tafur
Pedro Tafur (or Pero Tafur) (c. 1410 – c. 1484) was a Spanish traveler, historian and writer. Born in Córdoba, to a branch of the noble house of Guzmán, Tafur traveled across three continents during ...
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Pedro de Peralta (Spanish Count)
Pedro de Peralta y Ezpeleta was a 15th Century Spanish noble man and military leader involved in the Reconquista of Spain. He was the 1st Count de Santisteban y Lerín and his wife was Isabelle de Grai...
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Pedro Berruguete
Pedro Berruguete (c. 1450 – 1504) was a Spanish painter; his art is regarded as a transitional style between gothic and Renaissance. Berruguete painted famous paintings of the Inquisition. Born ...
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Isaac Aboab of Castile
Isaac Aboab of Castile (1433 – January 1493), also known as Isaac Aboab II, was a Spanish-Jewish Rabbi, Posek and Torah commentator.
Born at Toledo, presumably a descendant of Isaac Aboab I. He wa...
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Map of Juan de la Cosa
The map or chart of Juan de la Cosa is a mappa mundi painted on parchment, 93 cm high and 183 cm wide, currently preserved at the Museo Naval of Madrid (Spain). A line of text on the map says it ...
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Juan de Quevedo
Juan de Quevedo (es:Vejorís, c. 1450 – December 24, 1519 in Barcelona) was a Spanish Franciscan priest and bishop. His antecedents are unknown.Juan was the first bishop of Darien. He left for t...
Catherine, Princess of Asturias
Catherine of Castile (Castilian: Catalina de Castilla; 5 October 1422 - 17 September 1424) was suo jure Princess of Asturias and heiress presumptive to the Castilian throne all her life.Catherine was ...
Eleanor, Princess of Asturias
Eleanor of Castile (Castilian: Leonor de Castilla; 10 September 1423 - 22 August 1425) was heiress presumptive to the throne of the Crown of Castile and Princess of Asturias from 1424 until a few mont...
Gilabert de Centelles y de Cabrera
Gilabert de Centelles y de Cabrera (born c.1400) was a Viceroy of Sicily and the son of Gilabert de Centelles y de Riusech, Baron of Nules, and Elionor de Cabrera.The Centelles were a notable and wea...
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Ausiàs Despuig
Ausias Despuig (born in Xàtiva in Spain, died 3 September 1483 in Rome) was a cardinal of the Catholic Church. He was made cardinal on the 7 May 1473 by Pope Sixtus IV. He was then archbishop of Mon...