Ximenes, Franziskus de Cineros



Spanish prelate and statesman; born at Torrelaguna, in New Castile. On account of his piety and learning Queen Isabella chose him, in 1492, to be her confessor and three years later caused him to become Archbishop of Toledo. In 1500 was founded, at his expense, the University of Alcala de Henares and he revived Mozarabic or Gothic chant there, which is very like the ancient African church-music introduced by St. Augustine. He was treated very ungratefully by Charles V. and died at Roa, near Valladolid.