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Report No. t230

Jacobus de Castillo

d. 1552


Alternative Names

Jacobus de Villa Sancta; Diego del Castillo de Villasante



The death date and the form of the vernacular name are taken from the online DBE, which says that J. was born in Vaillo (prov. Zamora) at the end of the 15th century and died in Valladolid. It lists J. as ‘Juez, Alcalde de casa y corte, Corregidor, Consejero (Oidor) del Consejo Real de Castilla, Humanista, Fiscal, Presidente del Honrado Concejo de la Mesta’, without giving any dates or sources. Italian edit-16 says that he was inscribed in the Spanish College at Bologna from 1515 to 1523, and that he lectured in the Studio bolognese in 1521. It lists his repetitio on C.6.14.3 published in Bologna in that year. That he was the author of a glossed version of the Leyes de Toro, published in Medina del Campo in 1553 (but there may be earlier versions) seems clear. That he was also the author of De duello (TUI 1584 t. 12), first published in Torino in 1525, seems highly likely. Further one would not want to go without consulting the fuller, paper version of DBE.

Source: DBE.

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