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Biography of the viceroy Antonio de Mendoza

Biography of the viceroy Antonio de Mendoza Location of birth: Antonio de Mendoza was born on September 12,1490 in Mondéjar (Guadalajara - Spain) Location of death: Antonio de Mendoza died on July 21,1552 in Lima (Virreinato del Perú). Positions held: - Commander of the Order of Santiago. - Councillor of the town hall and treasurer of the

Biography of Francisco de Vitoria

Biography of Francisco de Vitoria Location of birth: Francisco de Vitoria was born on 1492 in Burgos (Spain). Location of death: Francisco de Vitoria died in August 12th,1546 in Salamanca (Spain). Positions held: - Professor of Theology in Paris and Valladolid. - Càtedra de Prima of the University of Salamanca in 1523. Most relevant facts starring Francisco de

Juan Rodríguez de Fonseca, the head of the New World in Castile

Born: 1451 in Toro - Zamora (Spain) Death: 1524 in Burgos (Spain) Burial: Santa Marí­a la Mayor Church in Coca - Segovia (Spain) Charges: - Politics: Diplomat and advisor of the Catholic Monarchs, from 1493 onwards, he will manage the entire colonization process of the New World. - Religion: royal chaplain, archdeacon, canon and dean

Religious unity: the expulsion of Jews

At the end of the 15th century in Spain, the three great monotheistic religions coexisted together: Christianity, Judaism and Islamism. The conditions imposed on Muslims after losing the war of Granada allowed them to maintain their cults and customs in a climate of supposed religious tolerance. However, not only was

The Granada war (II)

In 1484 Cordoba became the centre of operations of the Castilian armies in the Granada War. These armies had a magnificent organization that covered their most important needs, such as the supply, maintenance of artillery pieces, a true military health service where wounded soldiers, military engineers, pontoneros and masons who

The Granada War (I)

O After the reign of Henry IV, in which there were no great advances in the so-called Reconquest, the Catholic Monarchs re-launched the project of defeating the Muslims and religiously unifying the Iberian peninsula. After approximately eight hundred years of hostilities and periods of peace, the Nazari­es ruled in the south-southeastern part