DUARTE, LUIS (alias Luis Noble):
Chilean Marano; born in Evora, Portugal, at the end of the sixteenth century. He served for six years in the Chilean army, and, being accused of stealing a crucifix, was imprisoned by order of the Inquisition in Callao. A Jesuit induced him to confess, promising him speedy acquittal. He, accordingly, admitted (Aug., 1614) his secret adherence to Judaism. As a concession to his voluntary self-denunciation, he was admitted to "secret reconciliation"; and was sentenced to do "spiritual penance.". The alcaldes, considering this punishment inadequate, had him whipped and sent to the galleys.
- J. T. Medina, Historia del Tribunal del Santo Oficio de la Inquisicion en Chile, ii. 50, Santiago de Chile, 1890.