Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Alfonso Buenhombre
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Alfonso de Buenhombre, Alphonsus Bonihominis

Date of Birth: Unknown

Place of Birth: Probably Galicia

Date of Death: About 1353

Place of Death: Probably Marrakesh


Alfonso Buenhombre was a Dominican monk who, towards the end of his life, was bishop of Marrakesh. He is always referred to as frater Hispanus, so his Spanish origin is clear. He was probably born in Galicia, since in one work he is identified as Gallicus. He is credited with tr…

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Biosca, Antoni, “Alfonso Buenhombre”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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