(Inquisitor-general of Spain, 1420-1498). A Dominican of excessive zeal, who multiplied confiscations, condemnations, and punishments to a frightful extent; and his hatred of the Jews and Moors was diabolical.
“General Strelnikoff was the greatest scoundrel who defiled the earth
since Torquemada.” —
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894