Grandson of King Ismael of Granada of convert from Islam; son of Ozmin Aben Adriz a convert from Islam. Studied in Salamanca, Spain. Joined the Mercedarians in Valladolid, Spain. Commander of the convent of Córdoba, Spain for 13 years. Mercedarians provincial of Castile, Spain in 1407. Made redemption trips to Africa in 1415 and 1427 to ransom Christians who had been enslaved by Muslims. During the latter trip, he was imprisoned, tortured and executed by the Moors for refusing to deny Christianity. Martyr.
- “Blessed Juan of Granada“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 May 2016. Web. 1 May 2017. <>