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Palafox y Mendoza, Juan de
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(Jun 24, 1600, Fitero, Navarre – Oct 1, 1659, El Burgo de Osma, Soria), Spanish Catholic theologian and politician. Following studies in Salamanca and his ordination to the priesthood in 1629, he was appointed crown attorney of the counsels of war and of the Indies (Consejo de Indias). He spent the years 1640–1649 in New Spain, where he briefly held the highest offices: viceroy, inspector general, and archbishop of Mexico in 1642, and bishop of Puebla de los Angeles from 1640 to 1655. He attempted to implement the resolutions of the Council of Tre…

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Nebel, Richard, “Palafox y Mendoza, Juan de”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024323>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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