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Libertas Cominetus
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Very early in the sixteenth century, I find a notice of a Spanish convert from Judaism, called in Latin "Libertas Comi-netus" (Libertas being, in all probability, but the translation of his Hebrew patronymic,) whose acquirements are more precisely defined. He was bom at Cominedo, towards the close of the fifteenth century, and renounced his creed about 1525. His fellow-convert Galatinus, an Italian Jew, and himself no mean linguist, describes Libertas in his work "De Arcanis Catholica Veritatis" as not only deeply versed in Holy Writ, but master of fourteen languages. The Biographical Dictionaries and other books of reference are quite silent re- garding-him.

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