Covarrubias (or Covarruvias) Y Leyva, Diego (Surnamed the Spanish Bartole)
Covarrubias (Or Covarruvias) Y Leyva, Diego (Surnamed The Spanish Bartole)
a Spanish lawyer and prelate, was born at Toledo, July 25, 1512. He studied under Nicolas Cleynants, Fernando Nufiea, and Azpilcueta, and taught canon law at Salamanca. In 1538 he became professor at Oviedo, later judge at Burgos, and counsellor at Grenada. In 1549 he was nominated archbishop of San Domingo; in 1560 bishop of Ciudad Rodrigo; in 1565 bishop of Segovia, and later of Cuenca. He was engaged in several ecclesiastical reforms and offices, and died at Madrid, September 27, 1577, leaving a number of historical and archaeological works, for which see Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v. Biog. Universelle, s.v.