Agustín Rubin de Ceballos

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Agustín Rubín de Ceballos (July 24, 1724 – February 8, 1793) was a Spanish churchman who was Bishop of Jaén from 1780 to 1793 and Grand Inquisitor of Spain from 1784 to 1793.

Biography[edit]

Agustín Rubin de Ceballos was born in Dueñas, Palencia on July 24, 1724. Pursuing a career in the Catholic Church, he became a canon of Cuenca Cathedral. In 1780, Charles III of Spain chose him to be Bishop of Jaén. He became Grand Inquisitor of Spain in 1784. In 1790, at the request of José Moñino, 1st Count of Floridablanca, he published a new Index of Prohibited Books to halt the spread of ideas associated with the French Revolution in Spain. He died in Madrid on February 8, 1794. His body was transferred to Jaén, Spain and he was buried in Jaén Cathedral.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Antonio Gómez de la Torre y Jaraveitia
Bishop of Jaén
1780–1793
Succeeded by
Pedro Rubio-Benedicto Herrero
Preceded by
Felipe Beltrán Serrano
Grand Inquisitor of Spain
1784–1793
Succeeded by
Manuel Abad y Lasierra