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Grand Inquisitor

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Grand Inquisitor (Latin: Inquisitor Generalis) is the lead official of an Inquisition. The most famous Inquisitor General is probably the Spanish Dominican Tomás de Torquemada, who spearheaded the Spanish Inquisition.

List of Spanish Grand Inquisitors

  • Tomás de Torquemada, prior of Santa Cruz 1483 - 1498
  • Diego de Deza Tavera, prior of Santo Domingo 1499 - 1506
  • Diego Ramírez de Guzmán, bishop of Catanea y Lugo 1506 - 1507
  • Francisco Ximénez de Cisneros, archbishop of Toledo 1507 - 1517
  • Juan Enguera, bishop of Lérida y Tortosa 1507 - 1513
  • Luis Mercader Escolano, bishop of Tortosa 1513 - 1516
  • Adriano de Traiecto (Utrecht) 1516 - 1518
  • Adriano de Traiecto (Utrecht) 1518 - 1522
  • Alonso Manrique de Lara, archbishop of Sevilla 1523 - 1538
  • Juan Pardo de Tavera, archbishop of Toledo 1539 - 1545
  • García de Loisa, archbishop of Sevilla 1546
  • Fernando de Valdés y Salas 1547 - 1566
  • Diego de Espinosa, bishop of Sigüenza and Cuenca 1566 - 1572
  • Pedro Ponce de León, bishop of Ciudad Rodrigo and Plasencia 1572
  • Gaspar de Quiroga y Sandoval, archbishop of Toledo 1573 - 1594
  • Jerónimo Manrique de Lara, bishop of Cartagena y Ávila 1595
  • Pedro de Portocarrero, bishop of Calahorra y Cuenca 1596 - 1599
  • Hernando Niño de Guevara, archbishop of Philipis and Sevilla 1599 - 1602
  • Juan de Zúñiga Flores, bishop of Cartagena 1602
  • Juan Bautista de Acevedo, bishop of Valladolid and Patriarch of the Indias 1603 - 1608
  • Bernardo de Sandoval y Rojas, archbishop of Toledo 1608 - 1618
  • Luis de Aliaga Martínez 1619 - 1621
  • Andrés Pacheco, bishop of Cuenca and Patriarch of the Indias 1622 - 1626
  • Antonio de Zapata Cisneros y Mendoza, archbishop of Burgos 1627 - 1632
  • Antonio de Sotomayor, prior of Santo Domingo 1632 - 1643
  • Diego de Arce y Reinoso, bishop of Tuy, Ávila and Plasencia 1643 - 1665
  • Pascual de Aragón y Fernández de Córdoba, archbishop of Toledo 1665
  • Juan Everardo Nittard 1666 - 1669
  • Diego Sarmiento de Valladares, bishop of Oviedo and Plasencia 1669 - 1695
  • Juan Tomás de Rocaberti, prior of Santo Domingo and archbishop of Valencia 1695 - 1699
  • Alonso Fernández de Córdoba y Aguilar 1699
  • Baltasar de Mendoza y Sandoval, bishop of Segovia 1699 - 1705
  • Vidal Martín, archbishop of Burgos 1705 - 1709
  • Antonio Ibáñez de Riva Herrera, archbishop of Zaragoza and Toledo 1709 - 1710
  • Antonio Judice, archbishop of Monreal 1711 - 1717
  • José Molines 1717
  • Felipe de Arcemendi 1718
  • Diego de Astorga y Céspedes, archbishop of Toledo 1720
  • Juan de Camargo y Angulo y Pasquer, bishop of Pamplona 1720 - 1733
  • Andrés de Prbe y Larreategui, archbishop of Valencia 1733 - 1740
  • Manuel Isidro Orozco Manrique de Lara, archbishop of Santiago 1742 - 1745
  • Francisco Pérez de Prado y Cuesta, bishop of Teruel 1746 - 1755
  • Manuel Quintano Bonifaz, archbishop of Farsalia 1755 - 1774
  • Felipe Beltrán, bishop of Salamanca 1775 - 1783
  • Agustín Rubin de Ceballos, bishop of Jaén 1784 - 1793
  • Manuel Abad y Lasierra, archbishop of Selimbria 1793 - 1794
  • Francisco Antonio Lorenzana y Butrón, archbishop of Toledo 1794 - 1797
  • Ramón José de Arce y Rebollar, archbishop of Amida, Burgos and Zaragoza 1797 - 1798
  • Francisco J.Mier y Campillo, bishop of Almería 1814 - 1818
  • Jerónimo Castillón y Salas, bishop of Tarazona 1818 - 1820



"The Grand Inquisitor" is also the name given to a section of The Brothers Karamazov, a literary work by the Russian author and philosopher Fyodor Dostoevsky. The central character of the piece is a Grand Inquisitor who arrests Jesus.

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