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Francisco Ximénez de Cisneros (1436?–1517)

Ximénez de Cisneros, Francisco (dā thēs-nā’rōs). A Spanish churchman and statesman; born at Torrelaguna in Castile, 1436?; died at Roa, 1517. He became archbishop of Toledo 1495, and at the same time was appointed grand chancellor of Castile; he was raised to the Cardinalate 1507. He founded the University of Alcalá de Henares 1500, and at his own expense procured the printing of the Complutensian Polyglot Bible, containing the original Hebrew and Greek texts, the Septuagint Greek and the Vulgate Latin translations, and the Targum of Onkelos (6 vols., 1514–17).