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António José da Silva, "O Judeu" (1705 - 1739)

António José da Silva, de cognome "o judeu" (Rio de Janeiro, 8 de Maio de 1705 - Lisboa, 19 de Outubro de 1739). Nasceu numa fazenda nos arredores do Rio de Janeiro e mudou-se para a Ca...

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Mateus Lopes Franco (c.1600 - c.1657)

Nascido em Lisboa, Portugal, filho dos Cristão-Novos, Francisco Lopes Franco (natural de Além-Tejo) e Guiomar da Maia (natural de Lisboa). Começou a vida a vida como simples come...

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Luis Lopes Franco (deceased)

O processo da inquisição dos irmãos Mateus e Luís Lopes Franco encontra-se na Torre do Tombo, podendo ser acessado nesse link: Mateus Lopes Franco Luis Lopes Franco

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Diogo Pires (1561 - c.1650)

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Bartholomew Ashwood MP (c.1621 - 1680)

Bartholomew Ashwood (1622–1680) was an English puritan divine. Life Ashwood was 'a Warwickshire man,' son of a clergyman of the same name (who matriculated at Magdalen College, Oxford, in ...

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Joseph Cohen Belinfante, I MP (b. - c.1526)

According to the Jewish Encyclopedia article Joseph Cohen Belinfante of Lisbon was the ancestor of the Sephardic family that eventually became a great Jewish family in Amsterdam. JCB left Portugal when...

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Felix Nunes de Miranda MP (deceased)

Felix Nunes de Miranda, aged 62 at time of death. DOB not known. New Christian, business man. Native of the town of Almeyda in the Bishopric of Lamego. Resident of the city of Bahia. Convicted, l...

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Jeanne d'Arc, La Pucelle d'Orléans MP (1412 - 1431)

Jeanne d'Arc - Wikipedia - French Joan of Arc - Wikipedia - English Jeanne d'Arc - Wikipedia - German Saint Joan of Arc or The Maid of Orléans Saint Joan of Arc or The Maid of ...

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Diogo Pires - Pyrrhus Lusitanus MP (1517 - 1607)

Portuguese Marrano poet and physician. Born in Évora and was known as Flavius Eborensis. In order to escape the Portuguese Inquisition, Pyrrhus left Évora for Salamanca in Spain, where ...

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Giordano Bruno MP (1548 - 1600)

Giordano Bruno - referred to as the Forgotten Philosopher. At age of thirteen years old we went to the School at the Monastery of Saint Domenico. It was a famous place. Thomas Aquinas, himself a Domi...

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Tomás de Torquemada MP (1420 - 1498)

Tomás de Torquemada, O.P. (1420 – September 16, 1498) was a 15th-century Spanish Dominican friar and the first Grand Inquisitor in Spain's movement to restore Christianity among its popul...

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Pope Paul III MP (1468 - 1549)

Pope Paul III - Wikipedia Pope Paul III (29 February 1468 – 10 November 1549), born Alessandro Farnese, was Pope of the Roman Catholic Church from 1534 to his death in 1549. He came to the p...

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Galileo Galilei MP (1564 - 1641)

He was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astron...

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Gracia Mendes Nassi MP (1510 - 1569)

Donna Gracia Mendes Nassi YouTube Donna Gracia Mendes Nassi (Gracia is archaic Portuguese and Spanish for the Hebrew Hannah, also known by her Christianized name Beatriz de Luna Miques, 1510–156...

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Antonio Roiz o Maduro MP (1570 - 1616)

Antonio Roiz o Maduro, was sentenced to be burned to death by the Inquisition in Portugal for "crimes against the Catholic faith and for observance of the laws of Moses." He was burned alive at the sta...

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