Francisco Pérez de Prado y Cuesta

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Pérez de Prado and the second or maternal family name is Cuesta.

Francisco Pérez de Prado y Cuesta (1677–1755) was Bishop of Teruel from 1732 to 1755 and Grand Inquisitor of Spain from 1746 to 1755.


Francisco Pérez de Prado y Cuesta was born in Aranda de Duero on December 8, 1677.[1] He was appointed Bishop of Teruel on August 14, 1732 and consecrated as a bishop on December 7, 1732.[1] On July 26, 1746, Ferdinand VI of Spain appointed him Grand Inquisitor of Spain (and thus head of the Spanish Inquisition), and he received his commission on August 22, 1746.[2] He died on July 9, 1755.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Profile from
  2. ^ Appendix 2 to Henry Charles Lea's History of the Spanish Inquisition, Vol. 1
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Pedro Felipe Miranda y Ponce de León
Bishop of Teruel
Succeeded by
Francisco Javier Pérez Baroja y Muro
Preceded by
Manuel Isidro Orozco Manrique de Lara
Grand Inquisitor of Spain
Succeeded by
Manuel de Quintano y Bonifaz