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Fernando de Rojas was born in La Puebla de Montalbán in the early 1470s into a family whose Jewish forebears had been forced to convert to Christianity. Some of de Rojas’s converso relatives were tried by the Inquisition and burnt at the stake. He wrote Celestina in his mid-twenties before graduating from the University of Salamanca in 1500. He subsequently lived as a lawyer in Talavera de la Reina where he died in 1541. In 1525 he defended his father-in-law against accusations by the Inquisition.