Alonso Manrique de Lara

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Alfonso or Alonso Manrique de Lara y Solís, (1476 - 28 September 1538), Bishop of Badajoz (September 1499 until before 1516), was a Spanish churchman. He was Bishop of Cordoba, (August 1516 - 1523), and Archbishop of Seville (from August 1523). He was Inquisitor general (September 1523 onwards) as a successor of Adrian of Utrecht (later Pope Adrian VI), and appointed around February - April 1531 as cardinal-priest of the Santi Apostoli, Rome. After he was given the title of cardinal-priest of San Callisto, from 17 April 1531 till 12 July 1532.[1] Died on September 28, 1538, Seville, of a fall from a horse.

Manrique was born in Segura de León in Badajoz, apparently a son from the third marriage of the famous Rodrigo Manrique with a Solís-Castañeda woman, (1404 - Ocaña, 1476), being therefore a very young stepbrother of the poet Jorge Manrique de Lara, (circa 1440 - 1479, died besieging the castle of Garcimuñoz). Jerónimo Manrique de Lara was his son.

He died in Seville.


  • P. RUBIO. "Manrique de Lara, Alonso." in Diccionario de historia eclesiástica de España. 4 vols and Supplement. Dir.Quintín Aldea Vaquero, Tomás Marín Martínez, José Vives Gatell. Madrid : Instituto Enrique Flórez, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 1972–1975, III, 1480.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Adrian of Utrecht
Grand Inquisitor of Spain
Succeeded by
Juan Pardo de Tavera