This is the second of what I refer to as mini-posts that will focus on facts related to Crypto-Jews/Conversos in the New World.

The following is a list of Conversos who supported Christopher Columbus in his exploration.

  • Luis de Santangel– Chancellor and Comptroller
  • Gabriel Sanchez-High Treasurer of Aragon
  • Alonso de la Caballeria-Vice Chancellor
  • Alonso de Cabrera-Governor
  • Fray Diego de Deza-Theologian and Inquisitor

Posted by Rabbi Juan Bejarano Gutierrez the director of the B’nei Anusim Center for Education. For a more complete review of Iberian Jewish history and the Crypto- Jewish Experience see The Rise of the Inquisition and Secret Jews: The Complex Identity of Crypto-Jews and Crypto-Judaism