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The young man of Arévalo
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Mancebo de Arévalo

Date of Birth: Uncertain; late 15th-early 16th century

Place of Birth: Arévalo (Ávila)

Date of Death: Uncertain; possibly second half of the 16th century

Place of Death: Uncertain; possibly Aragón


The Mancebo de Arévalo was a Morisco from Arévalo, a small town near Segovia in Old Castile, during the first years of the 16th century. His identity is uncertain, and all that is known about him comes from his…

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& Luis F. Bernabé Pons, John Chesworth, “The young man of Arévalo”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 26 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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