Complete set of 10 cards by Spanish Culturales on Raymond Lully or Ramón Lull (circa 1233-c. 1315), Catalan philosopher, mystic, and missionary, born in Palma, Mallorca.
Lully was one of the first scholars in Europe to advocate the study of the Arabic language, and for this purpose he founded a college for Arabic study in Mallorca in 1276. He also undertook a number of missionary crusades for the conversion of the Muslims.
According to legend, on his third missionary visit to Africa, he was stoned to death while preaching against Islam. His most important work is Ars Magna (The Great Art), a defense of Christianity against the teachings of Averroës. Descriptions on back