Alonso Manrique de Lara

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Alfonso or Alonso Manrique de Lara y Solís (Segura de León, Badajoz, 1476 – Seville, 28 September 1538) was a Spanish churchman.


Manrique was born in Segura de León in Badajoz, apparently a son from the third marriage of the famous Rodrigo Manrique de Lara 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 was Bishop of Badajoz (September 1499 until before 1516), Bishop of Córdoba (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]

He died on 28 September 1538 in Seville after falling from a horse.


  • 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.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Adrian of Utrecht
Grand Inquisitor of Spain
Succeeded by
Juan Pardo de Tavera