Jimenez de Cisneros


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Jiménez de Cis·ne·ros

 (dĕ sēs-nĕ′rōs, thĕ thēs-), Francisco 1436-1517.
Spanish prelate and political leader. The confessor of Isabella I, he imposed conversion to Christianity on the Moors of Granada, leading to an uprising (1499-1500), and was appointed grand inquisitor (1507). He founded the university of Alcalá de Henares (1508).
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Jiménez de Cisneros

(Spanish xiˈmeneð ðe θizˈnerɔs)
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(Biography) Francisco (franˈθisko). 1436–1517, Spanish cardinal and statesman; regent of Castile (1506–07) and Spain (1516–17) and grand inquisitor for Castile and León (1507–17). Also: Ximenes de Cisneros or Ximenez de Cisneros
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Noun1.Jimenez de Cisneros - prelate who was the confessor of Isabella I and who was later appointed Grand Inquisitor (1436-1517)
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Alfredo Alvar Ezquerra (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas-Madrid) dibujo con singular pericia la figura de Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros, dedicando mas tiempo a la reforma del clero de su archidiocesis de Toledo que a la de la Orden Franciscana, con la ponencia El Cisneros politico y sus reformas y rupturas.
(4) CCPB000674432-X: Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros, Enmendar yerros de amor, Sevilla, en la Imprenta de la Universidad, a costa de Don Joseph Navarro y Armijo y la viuda de D.
Veamos como ejemplo el poema 22 del RAE RM 6212 que esta dedicado a uno de los personajes antes citados, Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros:
Addressing theatre from a different point of view, Erika Rummel compares Cardinal Jimenez de Cisneros's presentation as dramatic hero in seventeenth-century Spain and eighteenth-century England; in the first case Cisneros's figure expresses religious popular sentiment whereas in the second case he is identified with the enlightened ideals of reason, egalitarianism, and religious tolerance.
Similarly, Erika Rummel considers two theatrical interpretations of the Spanish humanist and cleric Jimenez de Cisneros, and how differently he was portrayed in a seventeenth-century Spanish comedy and in an eighteenth-century English tragedy.