Francis Xavier, Saint, 1506-1552Alternative names
Francis Xavier was born in Navarre and studied at the University of Paris, where he met Ignatius of Loyola. He joined the Company of Jesus and at the request of King John III of Portugal, prepared to work in the missions of India. Francis Xavier visited India, Malaya and Japan before his death.
From the description of Francis Xavier letter, 1552 January 31. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 38942348
- Missions--History--16th century--Sources
- Asia (as recorded)