Torres, Luis de

(fl. 15th-16th cent)
   Spanish explorer. He was interpreter to Christopher Columbus on the expedition of 1492 which led to the discovery of the New World. Born a Jew Torres was baptized before the expedition set sail.

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  • TORRES, LUIS DE — (15th–16th cent.), Spanish interpreter to christopher columbus on his first voyage of discovery in 1492. Contrary to what was formerly believed, he was the only person of Jewish birth who was among the companions of Christopher Columbus on his… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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  • Luis de Torres — (died 1493), perhaps born as יוסף בן הלוי העברי, Yosef Ben Ha Levy Haivri , ( Joseph the Son of Levy the Hebrew ) was Christopher Columbus s interpreter on his first voyage and the first person of Jewish origin to settle in the New World.While… …   Wikipedia

  • Luis de Torres — (ursprünglich vielleicht Josef ben ha Levi Haivri; * im 15. Jahrhundert in Spanien; † 1493 in La Navidad) war ein spanischer Judeoconverso. Er begleitete 1492 Christoph Columbus als Dolmetscher bei dessen erster Entdeckungsreise nach Amerika.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Luis Farell Cubillas — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Luis Farell Cubillas General P.A. Luis Farell Cubillas General de División. Años de servicio …   Wikipedia Español

  • Luis Farell — Cubillas General P.A. Luis Farell Cubillas General de División. Años de servicio 45 años. L …   Wikipedia Español

  • Luis Daoíz — Estatua de Luis Daoíz en la plaza de la Gavidia en Sevilla, obra del escultor Antonio Susillo. Capitán …   Wikipedia Español

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