Gerónimo Castillón y Salas
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Gerónimo Castillón y Salas was born in Lascellas-Ponzano on September 30, 1756, the second son of José Castillón y Campo and his wife Brígida Salas. He was educated at the University of Huesca, receiving a law degree on May 15, 1776 and a degree in theology on September 9, 1779.
He became Bishop of Tarazona in 1815. He became Grand Inquisitor of Spain in 1818, and in this capacity was the head of the Spanish Inquisition until its abolition in 1820. King Fernando VII had initially asked his confessor, the Canary Islands priest Cristóbal Bencomo y Rodríguez, take on the office, but he had refused it.
- Biografía de Cristóbal Bencomo y Rodríguez
|Catholic Church titles|
Francisco Porró y Reinado
|Bishop of Tarazona
Vicente Ortíz y Labastida
Francisco Javier Mier Campillo
|Grand Inquisitor of Spain