Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Hernando de Talavera
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Hernando de Talavera was born in Talavera de la Reina between 1428 and 1430. Very little is known of his early years. He was probably the illegitimate son of one of the Álvarez de Toledo, lords of Oropesa, and his mother may have come from a family of converts. The Álvarez de Toledo family partially financed the studies of the young Talavera, who is first heard of in 14…

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Iannuzzi, Isabella, “Hernando de Talavera”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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