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GIL ALVAREZ DE ALBORNOZ

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 512 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GIL ALVAREZ DE ALBORNOZ, Spanish cardinal, was born at Cuenca early in the 14th century. He was the son of Gil Alvarez de Albornoz and of Dona Teresa de Luna, sister of Kimeno de Luna, archbishop of Toledo. He was educated at Saragosa, while his uncle was bishop of that see, and studied law at Toulouse. The powerful influence of his family opened him a public career early in life. He was made archdeacon of Calatrava, and became a member of the king's council while young. In 133 7 he was chosen archbishop of Toledo in succession to his uncle by the favour of the king, Alphonso XI. At the battle of Tarifa he fought against a great invasion from Africa in 1340, and at thedes Xirchenstaates, by Dr H. J. Wurm (1892).
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