Francis Xavier, Saint, 1506-1552

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1506-04-07
Death 1552-12-03
Spaniards
Spanish; Castilian

Biographical notes:

Spanish Jesuit.

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

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Subjects:

  • Missionaries--Correspondence
  • Missions--History--16th century--Sources

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Places:

  • Asia (as recorded)