Tomas de Torquemada

(redirected from Tomas Torquemada)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tomas de Torquemada - the Spaniard who as Grand Inquisitor was responsible for the death of thousands of Jews and suspected witches during the Spanish Inquisition (1420-1498)
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Starting with the Spanish Inquisition by Tomas Torquemada, a Dominican friar, who persecuted Muslims and Jews, expelling them from Spain in 1492, the entire Europe was engulfed in wars.
The Spanish Inquisition, with Tomas Torquemada on a tear, convicted heretics, but then let the state carry out the punishment.