XAVIER, Jerónimo

XAVIER, Jerónimo (J. Javier, Hieronymus Xaverius, Jerónimo de Ezpeleta y Goñi). Buro, Diocese of Pamplona, Navarra 1549 — Goa 27.6.1617. S.J. Spanish Missionary in India. Grand-nephew of —> Francisco X, son of Miguel de Ezpeleta. Joined S.J. in Alcalá in 1568, studied there and in Toledo. In 1571 came to…

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XAVIER, Francisco

XAVIER, Francisco (Franciscus Xaverius, Francis Xavier, Francisco Javier). Javier, Navarra 7.4.1506 — Shangchuan Island, China 3.12.1552. S.J. Spanish (Basque?) Missionary in India. Member of Navarran nobility, studied in Paris (M.A. 1530). Friend and helper of Ignacio Loyola, one of the first Jesuit to take vows in 1534 (ordained 1537), founder…

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GARCIA AYUSO, Francisco

GARCIA AYUSO, Francisco. Valverde del Camino (V. del Majano) near Segovia 1835 — Madrid 1897. Spanish Indo-Iranian Scholar. Studies of humanities at Segovia. In 1859 went to Tangier and Tetuan, where he learned Arabic and Hebrew. After returning studied at the Seminary of El Escorial Greek, Latin and modern languages.…

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ESTELLER Y MELIÀ, Adolfo

ESTELLER Y MELIÀ, Adolfo. Alcanar (Montsià) near Valencia 10.1.1899 — 18.3.1984. S.J. Spanish Indologist in India. Professor in Bombay. Son of estate manager Hermengildo E. and Elisa Melia. Joined the S.J. 1914. Educated in Castellon and Zaragoza, then studies of philosophy at Pontificia Universitá Gregoriana in Rome (Ph.D. there 1921).…

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