Converso
A converso ([komˈberso]; [kõˈvɛɾsu]; Catalan: convers [kumˈbɛrs], [komˈvɛɾs]; "a convert", from Latin conversvs, "converted, turned around") and its feminine form conversa was a Jew or Muslim who ...
Portuguese Inquisition
The Portuguese Inquisition (Portuguese: Inquisição Portuguesa) was formally established in Portugal in 1536 at the request of its king, John III. Manuel I had asked for the installation of the Inq...
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Bonafos Caballeria
Bonafos Caballeria (died 1464) was an anti-Jewish writer. He was the son of Solomon ibn Labi de la Caballeria of Zaragoza and assumed the name of "Micer Pedro" upon converting to Christianity. From hi...
Jehuda Cresques
Jehudà Cresques ([ʒəuˈða ˈkɾeskəs], 1360-1410), also known as Jafudà Cresques, Jaume Riba, and Cresques lo Juheu ("Cresques the Jew"), was a converso cartographer in the early 15th century.Son of Abr...
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Pero Ferrús
Pero Ferrús (also written as Pedro Ferrús, Pero Ferruz, Pero Ferrus) (fl. 1380) was a Castilian poet. He lived in Alcalá de Henares.Ferrús was a Marrano, having converted to Christianity from Judaism...
Goa Inquisition
The Goa Inquisition was the office of the Portuguese Inquisition acting in Portuguese India, and in the rest of the Portuguese Empire in Asia. It was established in 1560, briefly suppressed from 1774–...
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Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada
Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada (1506 – 16 February 1579) was a Spanish explorer and conquistador in Colombia. He explored the northern part of South America. A well-educated lawyer he was...
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Hernando del Pulgar
Hernando del Pulgar (1436 – c. 1492) was a Spanish writer.He was born at Pulgar (near Toledo) and was educated at the court of John II. Henry IV made him one of his secretaries, and under Isabella he ...
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Xueta
The Xuetes ([ʃuˈətə]; singular Xueta, also known as Xuetons), were a social group on the island of Majorca, descendants of Majorcan Jews who either converted to Christianity or were forced to keep the...
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Beltrán de Cetina
Beltrán de Cetina y del Castillo (Alcalá de Henares 1521 - Mérida de Yucatán 1600?) was one of the original conquistador-founders of Mérida in the modern Mexican state of Yucatán. His siblings includ...
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Juan Carrasco
Juan Carrasco may refer to:
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Garcia de Orta
Garcia de Orta (1501 or 1502–1568) was a Portuguese Renaissance Sephardi Jewish physician and naturalist. He was a pioneer of tropical medicine.
Garcia de Orta was born in Castelo de Vide, probabl...
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Moses Zarzal
Moses Zarzal (fl. 1400) was a converso Spanish Jewish writer and physician to Henry III of Castile. He was the dedicatee of Profiat Duran's Hebrew almanac The girdle of the Ephod. 1395 Poems in Castil...
Luis de Santángel
Luis de Santángel (died 1498) was a baptized Jew and finance minister to Ferdinand II who made the case to Isabella I in favor of Christopher Columbus' voyage in 1492.
In 1486, Ferdinand and Isabe...
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Fernando de Rojas
Fernando de Rojas (La Puebla de Montalbán, Toledo, Spain, c. 1465/73 – Talavera de la Reina, Toledo, Spain, April 1541) was a Spanish author and dramatist, known for his only surviving work, La ...
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Luis de Torres
Luis de Torres (died 1493), perhaps born as יוסף בן הלוי העברי, Yosef ben HaLevi Ha-Ivri, ("Joseph, Son of Levi, the Hebrew") was Christopher Columbus's interpreter on his first voyage and the first p...
Paul of Burgos
Paul of Burgos (born at Burgos about 1351; died 29 August 1435) was a Spanish Jew who converted to Christianity, and became an archbishop, lord chancellor, and exegete. He is known also as Pablo de Sa...
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Samuel Nunez
Samuel Nunis (1668–1744) was a Portuguese physician and among the earliest Jews to settle in North America.A few months after their February 1733 arrival from England, an epidemic began claiming the l...
Francisco de Vitoria
Francisco de Vitoria (or Victoria), OP (c. 1483, Burgos – 12 August 1546, Salamanca), was a Spanish Renaissance Roman Catholic philosopher, theologian and jurist, founder of the tradition in philosoph...
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Solomon Molcho
Solomon Molcho (Hebrew: שלמה מולכו‎ Shelomo Molkho), or Molko, originally Diogo Pires, (1500 – 13 December 1532) was a Portuguese mystic and pseudomessiah. A "New Christian" who converted to Jud...
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Marrano
Marranos' ([maˈranos]; [mɐˈʁɐnuʃ], [mɐˈʁɐnus], sing. marrano; Catalan: marrans [məˈrans], [maˈrans], sing. marrà) were originally Jews living in the Iberian Peninsula who converted or were forced ...
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Alfonso de Cartagena
Alfonso de Santa María de Cartagena (variants: Alfonso de Carthagena, Alonso de Cartagena) (1384, Burgos—1456, Villasandino) was a Jewish convert to Christianity, a Roman Catholic bishop, dipl...
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Lisbon Massacre
The Lisbon Massacre, alternatively known as the Lisbon Pogrom or the 1506 Easter Slaughter was an incident in April, 1506, in Lisbon, Portugal in which a crowd of Catholics, as well as foreign sailors...
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Juan Bautista Diamante
Juan Bautista Diamante (?29 August 1625? – 2 November 1687), minor Spanish dramatist of the school of Calderón, was the son of a Portuguese mother and a Sicilian merchant of Greek parentage who ...
Gerónimo de Santa Fe
Jerónimo de Santa Fe (fl. 1400-1430) (born Yehosúa ben Yosef ibn Vives) was a Spanish physician and religious writer who after conversion to Catholicism, wrote in Latin as Hieronymus de Sancta Fide (J...
Andrés Laguna
Andrés Laguna de Segovia (1499–1559) was a Spanish humanist physician, pharmacologist, and botanist.
Laguna was born in Segovia, according to Diego de Colmenares and other historians, to a convert...
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Auto-da-fé
An auto-da-fé or auto-de-fé ("act of faith") was the ritual of public penance of condemned heretics and apostates that took place when the Spanish Inquisition, Portuguese Inquisition or the Mexican In...
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