Fernando De Talavera

Fernando De Talavera a Spanish prelate and theologian, was born at Talavera-la-Reyna (Old Castile) in 1445. He was a Hieronymite monk, became bishop of Avila, confessor and counsellor of Ferdinand V, the Catholic, and of his wife Isabella. He encouraged them particularly in their enterprise against the Moors, which finally led to the surrender of Grenada. He obtained the archiepiscopacy of that city, and labored Very zealously in the propagation of the Catholic religion. The biographers pretend that he died in sanctity, May 14, 1507, and that several miracles took place at his tomb. He wrote, Provechosa Doctrina de lo que Debe Saber Todo Fiel Christiano: Avisacion de las Maneras de Pecados: El Restituir y Satisfacer: — De Cono Demos de Comulgar: Ceremonial Detodos los Oficios Divinos, in Latin and Spanish: — and divers other works. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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