Juan de Cervantes

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Juan de Cervantes, portrait from his tomb in the Cathedral of Sevilla

Juan Cervantes (c. 1380[1] or 1382[2] – November 25, 1453) was one of the Catholic Church's cardinals.

Born in Sevilla (Seville), he studied at the University of Salamanca and obtained a doctorate in civil and canon law and a magister in theology.[1][2]

He was made archdeacon of Calatrava by Antipope Benedict XIII on January 29, 1415, archdeacon of Sevilla in 1419, papal referendary, canon of Burgos and abbot of Salas in Burgos in 1420.[1] At the Council of Siena (1423–1424), he defended the pope.[1] He was chosen as a cardinal by Pope Martin V in May 1426.

During the reign of Pope Eugene IV, Cervantes was active at the Council of Basel, eventually backing the pope against the majority of the council's fathers.


  1. ^ a b c d Salvador Miranda. "Cervantes, Juan de (ca. 1380-1453)". Florida International University Libraries. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Kawasaki, Denise Hackett (2008). The Castilian Fathers at the Council of Basel. ProQuest. pp. 164–165. ISBN 0549636048. Retrieved October 24, 2012.