Manuel Quintano Bonifaz

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Quintano and the second or maternal family name is Bonifaz.

Manuel Quintano Bonifaz (1699–1774) was a Spanish cleric who was Grand Inquisitor of Spain from 1755 to 1774.


Manuel Quintano Bonifaz was born in Salas de los Infantes in 1699.[1] He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Toledo on January 20, 1749, becoming Titular Bishop of Farsala at the same time.[1] He was consecrated as a bishop by Cardinal Enrico Enríquez on March 16, 1749.[1] He became Grand Inquisitor of Spain in 1755 and would hold this post until 1774.[2] He also became Apostolic Administrator of Toledo at this time.[1] He was also Director of the Biblioteca Nacional de España from 1755 to 1761.[2] He died on December 18, 1774.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Profile from
  2. ^ a b Article on Spanish Wikipedia
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Francisco Pérez de Prado y Cuesta
Grand Inquisitor of Spain
Succeeded by
Felipe Beltrán Serrano