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Report No. t185

Melchior Palaez

2nd half of 16th c.


Alternative Names

Melchor Paláez a Mieres



The first edition of M’s Tractatus majoratuum (Granada 1575) does not seem to be available online, but the Bodleian catalogue transcribes from it: ‘Aucotre [sic] licenciato Melchiore Pelaez à Meres in Granatensi Praetorio Aduocato’. That would suggest that he came from Mieres (prov. Asturias) but was practicing law at the other end of the peninsula. The work was reprinted in the 17th century, not surprising considering the importance of the mayorazgo for Spanish practice. The author himself, so far as we can tell, disappears from view.

Source: Not in DBE. CERL Thesaurus.

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