Francisco Ximenez de Cisneros

Movement Reformation Happens
Born Torrelaguna, 1436
Died Valladolid, 1517
Significance Ximenez was a Spanish cardinal that enacted numerous reforms within the Catholic church. He established a university in Alcala to educate clergy. He also encouraged scholars at the university to produce the Complutensian Polyglot Bible which included Hebrew, Greek, and Latin texts in parallel columns.
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Many of Cardinal Ximenez's reforming activities occurred prior to Martin Luther posting the 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Castle church. For example, he founded the University of Alcala in 1508 in order to provide a more educated clergy and his Complutensian Polyglot Bible was published the same year Luther posted the 95 Theses.

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