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30 April 2021

Father Teófanes Egido, OCD, received the Castilla y León Prize in Social and Human Sciences for its 2020 edition.

Father Teófanes was born in Gajates (Spain) in 1936. He dedicated his whole life to History. He was a professor of modern history at the University of Valladolid until 2001 and was the official chronicler of the city of Valladolid (Spain) for 17 years. He is one of the most recognised experts on the 18th century.

The jury unanimously decided to award him this prize “for his permanent and brilliant dedication to teaching and historical research, which has provided the historiography of the Spanish 18th century with avant-garde lines of research, with a particular impact on the history of mentalities. (…) The studies carried out by Father Teófanes Egido were decisive in identifying the Judeo-converted origins of the family of Teresa of Jesus, or in the critical approach to the work of Martin Luther, of which he made the first translation into Spanish. In this way, he opened up new areas of study and interpretation of Baroque religiosity. All this makes him one of the great historians of Castilla y León.”

The award ceremony took place on Wednesday 21 April 2021.

Congratulations to Father Teófanes for this recognition.