Juan de la Abadia

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To be distinguished from the painter Juan de la Abadía the elder[1]

Juan de la Abadia (fl. 15th century) was a marrano who engaged in a project to subvert the Inquisition in Aragon; failing in this, he joined in a plot to assassinate the inquisitor Pedro de Arbués, who was wounded on September 15, 1485, and died two days later. De la Abadia was apprehended, and, according to Heinrich Graetz, committed suicide in prison.[2] However, Meyer Kayserling states that his attempt at suicide was unsuccessful, and that he was drawn, quartered, and consigned to the flames.[3]

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  1. ^ Trésors de la peinture espagnole, églises et musées de France Page 31 Michel Laclotte, Jeannine Baticle, Musée des arts décoratifs (France) - 1963 "Juan de la ABADIA. ARAGON. XVe SIÈCLE. Signalé à Huesca par des documents de 1471 à 1498. On connaît de lui plusieurs retables ou panneaux peints pour les églises de Huesca ou de la région et qui furent naguère groupés sous le ...
  2. ^ Graetz, Heinrich. History of the Jews. Jewish Publication Society of America, 1895, vol. IV, p. 329-331.
  3. ^ Kayserling, Meyer. Christopher Columbus and the Participation of the Jews in the Spanish and Portuguese Discoveries. Longmans, Green & Co., 1894, p. 36-37.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain"Juan de la Abadia". Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901–1906.