Alvaro Obertos de Valeto

Alvaro de Obertos Valeto (* 1427 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, † March 12, 1482 ) was a Spanish nobleman and a juror of Jerez. He donated the land for the construction of the Carthusian monastery of Jerez, whose foundation stone was laid on 17 December 1478.


Alvaro de Obertos Valeto comes from a Genoese family from that. In the conquest of Seville and Jerez in the service of Fernando III and Alfonso X was involved. His parents were Francisco Martínez de Morla and Francisca de Obertos Valeto, the daughter of Miguel de Obertos Valeto y Vargas and Juana Martínez de Trujillo.

De Valeto met the Carthusians before Hernando de Torres, who gave all his possessions to carry out the construction of a monastery of the municipality of Jerez. He handed over his fortune by a certificate of a notary public on May 3, 1463 in Seville. With the permission of Cardinal Don Pedro Mendoza, Archbishop of Seville and the mayor of Jerez, Rodrigo Ponce de León, the foundation stone was laid on December 17, 1478. The founder is buried at the foot of the altar of the church, under an ornate marble plate showing the portrait of the nobleman. The inscription reads:

The monastery was held in the Order of the General Chapter of Grenoble, in 1484 and named before Don Alonso de Abrego, the Cazalla was installed.