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30 December 1576 Converso poet, Hebraist and theologian Luis de Léon released from prison #otdimjh

Fray Luis Ponce de León (Belmonte, Castile, Spain, 1527 – Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Castile, Spain, 23 August 1591) was a Spanish lyric poet, Augustinian friar and theologian and academic, active during the Spanish Golden Age. Today he is … Continue reading

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5 May 1624 New Christian Jesuit theologian Antonio Homem burnt at stake for establishing secret synagagogue in Lisbon #otdimjh  

HOMEM, ANTONIO: Jewish martyr; born in 1564 of Neo-Christian parents at Coimbra, Portugal; suffered death at the stake in Lisbon May 5, 1624. His father’s name was Vaez Brandão; and his mother was a granddaughter of Nuñez Cardozo, called “the rich … Continue reading

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