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ABOLAFIO, JUAN FERNANDEZ:

A Marano of Seville, who lived in the fifteenth century. He was among those who endeavored most zealously to prevent the introduction of the Inquisition into Seville in 1480. For his zeal he forfeited his life at the stake. He was a very learned man, being for a number of years alcalde de justicia ("criminal judge") and farmer of the royal taxes.

Bibliography:
  • De los Rios, Historia de los Judios de España, iii. 248;
  • De Castro, Historia de los Judios en España, p. 117, where, instead of Abalasia, read Abolafio.
M. K.
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