Juan Andrés (convert)

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Enrico Cerulli
Born 15th century
Granada, Spain
Died 16th century (?)
Pen name alfaquí
Occupation scholar, priest
Ethnicity Spanish Moor

Juan Andrés is the name chosen by a Moorish scholar, born in Játiva, Spain who converted to Catholicism in 1487 in the Cathedral of Valencia. Becoming a priest, he was made an envoy by the Catholic Monarchs Ferdinando and Isabela, to preach Christianity in Granada after it was reconquered.


  • Enrico Cerulli, Nuove ricerche sul Libro della scala e la conoscenza dell'Islam in Occidente, Città del Vaticano, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 1972, pp. 121–167