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Book of the Calced Trinitarians which records the release of Cervantes, captive in Algiers.

  • Book of the Calced Trinitarians which records the release of Cervantes, captive in Algiers. National Historical Archive. Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Book of the Calced Trinitarians which records the release of Cervantes, captive in Algiers. National Historical Archive. Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

     
  

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Printed documents

Date

1579

Original title

Libro de los Trinitarios Calzados en el que se asienta la liberación de Cervantes, cautivo en Argel

The actions of the Calced Trinitarians were collected in books like this one, where the commissioners, the amount of money given, who gave it and who was released are included.

The Order of the Calced Trinitarians rescued prisoners from North Africa for centuries. A commission was formed, made up mainly of two monks from the order, who were in charge of collecting the money that was needed to set the captives free. This is the entry that was included in Madrid on 31 July 1579, for the release of Miguel de Cervantes, in which Brother Juan Gil and Brother Antón de la Bella were commissioners, and for which Cervantes’s mother, Leonor de Cortinas, and his sister, Andrea Cervantes, paid the amount of 112,500 maravedis.

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