Mar. 31, 1492

“Edict of the Expulsion of the Jews” (also known as the “Alhambra Decree”) issued by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella [Spain]: “(1) King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, by the grace of God…dioceses of our kingdom and lordships…and to all Jews and to all individual Jews of those places…(3) Notwithstanding that we were informed of the great part of this [interaction between Jews and Christians] before now and we knew that the true remedy for all these injuries and inconveniences was to prohibit all interaction between the said Jews and Christians and banish them from all our kingdoms, …(4) …resolve to order the said Jews and Jewesses of our kingdoms to depart and never to return or come back to them or to any of them. …that by the end of the month of July next of the present year, they depart from all of these our said realms …under pain of losing all their possessions, vassals, fortified places, and other inheritances, and beyond this of losing whatever financial grants they hold from us by our Chamber of Finance…(7) Given in our city of Granada, the XXXI day of the month of March, the year of the birth of our lord Jesus Christ one thousand four hundred and ninety-two years. I, the King, I the Queen, I, Juan de Coloma, secretary of the king and queen our lords, have caused this to be written at their command…”
“The Edict of Expulsion of the Jews (1492).” Edward Peters, Accessed online 7/12/2011