Antisemitism in Spain
Jews in Islamic-occupied Spain, Al-Andalus, were second-class dhimmis who were targeted in pogroms such as the 1066 Granada massacre.In 1492, via the Alhambra Decree, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella...
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 ...
Spanish Inquisition
The Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Inquisition (Spanish: Tribunal del Santo Oficio de la Inquisición), commonly known as the Spanish Inquisition (Inquisición española), was established in 1478...
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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...
Dominguito del Val
Saint Dominguito del Val (died c. 1250) was, allegedly, a choirboy ritually murdered by Jews in Zaragoza (Saragossa). Dominguito's story is related to the blood libel against Jews that grew in promin...
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Judas cradle
The Judas Cradle, also known as the Judas chair and The Guided Cradle, was a torture device. In Italian it is the culla di Giuda; in German the Judaswiege; and in French the la veille - "the wake" or...
Judas cradle - Wikipedia
Gregorio Mayans
Gregorio Mayans y Siscar (1699–1781) was a Spanish historian, linguist and writer of the Enlightenment in Spain.
Gregorio Mayans was born on 9 May 1699 in Oliva, Valencia, Spain. His father, Pasq...
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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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María de Zozaya
María de Zozaya y Arramendi (sometimes spelled Zozoya) was prosecuted for being a witch in 1609, during the Basque witch trials that were part of the Spanish Inquisition.María de Zozaya was a spinster...
Ramiro de Maeztu
Ramiro de Maeztu y Whitney (May 4, 1875 – October 29, 1936) was a Spanish political theorist, journalist, literary critic, occasional diplomat and member of the Generation of '98.
Maeztu was born ...
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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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Captain from Castile (novel)
Captain from Castile is a historical adventure novel by author Samuel Shellabarger originally published in 1945.The novel relates the adventures of young Spanish nobleman Pedro de Vargas during the ea...
Directorium Inquisitorum
The Directorium Inquisitorum is Nicholas Eymerich's most prominent and enduring work, written in Latin and consisting of approximately 800 pages, which he had composed as early as 1376. Eymerich had w...
Expulsion of the Jews from Sicily
The expulsion of the Jews from Sicily began in 1493 when the Spanish Inquisition reached the island of Sicily and its population of more than 30,000 Jews.
At the time of expulsion from Sicily, the...
Expulsion of the Jews from Sicily - Wikipedia
Morisco
Moriscos ([moˈɾiskos], [muˈɾiskus], [moˈɾiskos]; Portuguese: mouriscos [mo(w)ˈɾiʃkuʃ], [mo(w)ˈɾiskus]; meaning "Moorish") were former Muslims who were forced to convert to Christianity rather tha...
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Cathedral of the Sea
Cathedral of the Sea is a historical novel by Spanish author Ildefonso Falcones. The action takes place in 14th century Barcelona at the height of the Inquisition, with the construction of Santa Maria...
Cathedral of the Sea - Wikipedia
Léon Degrelle
Léon Joseph Marie Ignace Degrelle ([dəgʁɛl]; 15 June 1906 – 31 March 1994) was a Walloon Belgian politician, who founded Rexism and later joined the Waffen SS (becoming a leader of its Walloon conting...
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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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Juan Carrasco
Juan Carrasco may refer to:
Juan Carrasco - Wikipedia
Otto Ernst Remer
Otto-Ernst Remer (18 August 1912 – 4 October 1997) was a German Wehrmacht officer who played a decisive role in stopping the 1944 20 July plot against Adolf Hitler. During the war he was wounded nine ...
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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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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...
Luis de Santángel - Wikipedia
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...
Quemadero
The Quemadero (Quemadero De Tablada) was a place of execution built by the first inquisitors at Seville in 1481; it was decorated with four large statues representing prophets. The architect, as a fo...
Quemadero - Wikipedia
Relaxado en persona
Relaxado en persona is a Spanish phrase, literally meaning "relaxed in person", but a euphemism for "burnt at the stake" in the records of the Spanish Inquisition. The majority of those "relaxed in pe...
Alumbrados
The alumbrados ([alumˈbɾaðos], Illuminated) was a term used to loosely describe practitioners of a mystical form of Christianity in Spain during the 15th-16th centuries. Some alumbrados were only mild...
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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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Sanbenito
Sanbenito (Spanish: sambenito; Catalan: gramalleta, sambenet) was a penitential garment that was used especially during the Spanish Inquisition. It was similar to a scapular, either yellow with red St...
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