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Torquemada, Juan de

Juan de Torquemada (hwän dā tôrkāmä´ŧħä), 1388–1468, Spanish churchman, cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church; an uncle of Tomás de Torquemada. He entered (1403) the Dominican order and later participated in the councils of Constance and Basel, where he strenuously defended the supreme papal authority against the conciliar theory. He was made a cardinal by Pope Eugene IV in 1439 and was sent on diplomatic missions. He wrote several theological works.

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Torquemada a ruthless inquisitor; from the name of the Spanish cleric and Grand Inquisitor Tomás de Torquemada (c.1420–98). A Dominican monk, he became confessor to Ferdinand and Isabella, whom he persuaded to institute the Inquisition in 1478, and was also the prime mover behind the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in and after 1492.

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Torquemada

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