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Veracruz, Alonso de la
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(Vera Cruz; 1505?, Caspueñas, Guadalajara – 1584, México), Spanish Augustinian who pioneered the teaching of European philosophy in Mexico. He studied in Salamanca and Alcalá; one of his teachers was F. de Vitoria. He taught philosophy in Salamanca. In 1536 (?) he entered the Augustinian order in New Spain (Mexico); there he learned the Purépecha language and taught at the college of Tiripetío in Michoacán, where he established one of the first libraries in the New World. He was also a champion of land reform in…

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Nebel, Richard, “Veracruz, Alonso de la”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 09 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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