Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)/Juan Andres

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Catholic Encyclopedia (1913), Volume 1
Juan Andres

by Thomas Walsh
The year 1587 is in error; the correct year is 1487.


A Spanish canonist, born at Xativa, or San Felipe, in Valencia. Of Moorish extraction, he became a Christian in 1587 and entered the priesthood. On the fall of Granada Ferdinand the Catholic invited him to labour in that city for the conversion of the Moors. He wrote a translation in Spanish of the Koran and a work entitled "Confusion de la secta mahometana" (Seville, 1537). It is a work frequently quoted against Mohammedanism. The English version is by Joshua Notstock (London, 1652). According to Fuster, Andres was also author of a rare work entitled "Prática de Arithmética" (Valencia, 1515; Seville, 1537).

ANTONIO, Biblioth. Hispana, II, 325; XIMENO, Escritores del regno de Valencia, I, 75.

THOMAS WALSH