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 ...
Crypto-Judaism
Crypto-Judaism is the secret adherence to Judaism while publicly professing to be of another faith; practitioners are referred to as "crypto-Jews" (origin from Greek kryptos - κρυπτός, 'hidden'). The ...
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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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...
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...
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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Estaus Palace
The Estaus Palace (Portuguese: Paço dos Estaus; Palácio dos Estaus) in Rossio Square, in Lisbon, was the headquarters of the Portuguese Inquisition. The original palace was built on the north sid...
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Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies
The Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies ("SCJS"), founded in August 1990 by Rabbi Joshua Stampfer of Portland, Oregon, and Dr. Stanley Hordes of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is the major academic organization ...
Yalçın Küçük
Yalçın Küçük (born 1938) is a Turkish socialist writer, philosopher, economist, historian and media pundit, recognized for his historical studies on the late-Ottoman and Republican periods in the hist...
Luis de Carabajal the younger
Luis de Carabajal the younger (d. December 8, 1596, Mexico City), son of Doña Francisca Nuñez de Carabajal and nephew of Luis de Carabajal y Cueva, governor of Nuevo León, was the first Jewish author ...
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Juan de Mena
Juan de Mena (1411–1456) was one of the most significant Spanish poets of the fifteenth century. He was highly regarded at the court of Juan II de Castilla, who appointed him veinticuatro (one o...
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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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Neofiti
The neofiti (English: Neophytes) were a group of Italian anusim, also known as crypto-Jews, living in Southern Italy.
The neofiti were descendants of Jews who were forced to convert to Roman C...
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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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Limpieza de sangre
Limpieza de sangre ([limˈpjeθa ðe ˈsaŋɡɾe]), Limpeza de sangue ([lĩˈpezɐ ðɨ ˈsɐ̃ɡɨ], [limˈpeθa ðe ˈsaŋɡe]) or Neteja de sang ([nəˈtɛʒə ðə ˈsaŋ]), meaning "cleanliness of blood", played an important ro...
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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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...
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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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...
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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Juan Alfonso de Baena
Juan Alfonso de Baena (c. 1375 – c. 1434) was a Castilian troubadour. Born at Baena, he served as escribano escribiente (notarial secretary) at the court of John II of Castile. He was a Marrano....
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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Beta Abraham
Beta Abraham (Hebrew: בֵּיתֶא אַבְרָהָם, Ge'ez: Bēta Abreham, "House of Abraham") other terms by which the community have been known include Tebiban ("possessor of secret knowledge"), Balla Ejj (Ge'ez...
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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History of the Jews in Cape Verde
The history of the Jews in Cape Verde has been recorded in a number of historical records as well as having been the subject of modern research.
Historians agree that the Jewish population of Cape...
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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