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Alfonso de Santa Maria de Cartagena, aka Alfonso de Carthagena or Alonso de Cartagena, 1384 - 1456. Jewish convert to Christianity, Roman Catholic bishop, diplomat, historian and writer of pre-Renaissance Spain

Alfonso de Santa Maria de Cartagena, aka Alfonso de Carthagena or Alonso de Cartagena, 1384 - 1456. Jewish convert to Christianity, Roman Catholic bishop, diplomat, historian and writer of pre-Renaissance Spain


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Alfonso de Santa Maria de Cartagena, aka Alfonso de Carthagena or Alonso de Cartagena, 1384 - 1456. Jewish convert to Christianity, Roman Catholic bishop, diplomat, historian and writer of pre-Renaissance Spain

UIG5419915 Alfonso de Santa Maria de Cartagena, aka Alfonso de Carthagena or Alonso de Cartagena, 1384 - 1456. Jewish convert to Christianity, Roman Catholic bishop, diplomat, historian and writer of pre-Renaissance Spain. After an etching in Retratos de Los Espanoles Ilustres, published Madrid, 1791 ©UIG/Leemage

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This portrait print depicts Alfonso de Santa Maria de Cartagena, also known as Alfonso de Carthagena or Alonso de Cartagena, a remarkable figure in pre-Renaissance Spain. Born in 1384, he was a Jewish convert to Christianity who went on to become a Roman Catholic bishop, diplomat, historian, and writer. Alfonso's life story is one of transformation and intellectual pursuit. His journey from Judaism to Christianity reflects the complex religious landscape of his time. As a bishop, he played a crucial role in shaping the spiritual and political dynamics of Spain during the 15th century. In this etching from "Retratos de Los Espanoles Ilustres," published in Madrid in 1791, Alfonso's dignified presence is captured with striking detail. The intricate lines convey not only his physical features but also hint at the depth of his character and intellect. Through his writings and diplomatic endeavors, Alfonso left a lasting impact on Spanish society. His works shed light on the cultural exchanges between Christian Europe and Arab civilization during this period. This portrait serves as a reminder of Alfonso de Santa Maria de Cartagena's enduring legacy as an influential thinker and leader in medieval Spain. It invites us to reflect on the intersections of faith, history, and identity that shaped his extraordinary life.

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