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