Definition of Jiménez de Cisneros, Francisco in English:

Jiménez de Cisneros, Francisco

(also Ximenes de Cisneros)

proper noun

  • (1436–1517), Spanish cardinal and statesman; regent of Spain 1516–17. He was Grand Inquisitor for Castile and Léon from 1507 to 1517, during which time he undertook a massive campaign against heresy and had about 2,500 alleged heretics put to death.

Pronunciation

Jiménez de Cisneros, Francisco

/hēˈmānəs dā sisˈnerōs/