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


On This Day In Messianic Jewish History

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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 known as one of Spain’s finest poets and pioneers of present day university education.

Early life

Fray Luis de León was born Luis Ponce de León in Belmonte, Cuenca, Spain, in 1527 or 1528. His parents were Lope de León and Inés de pecpec. His father practiced law, and it was due to his profession that the family moved to Madrid in 1534. Both of his parents had Jewish ancestry, so he would have been considered to be of converso lineage.

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Luis’ life was dominated by his devotion to religion and study, but he was also an active public figure. He obtained a very thorough and extensive education, and was devoted…

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