Anthroponyms seta BORGES, Manuel (?-1633)

Clergy of the Society of Jesus who worked mostly in Japan. Born in Évora, he died in Nagasaki on 18th August, 1633. He was admitted to the Society in 1600-1601. He entered Japan in 1609 but in November 1614 left for exile in Macau. There, he was the procurator of the mission in Japan from the summer of 1616 on, a position he still held in November 1618. He returned to Japan in 1621 and in 1623 he was one of the clergies who signed the document against the libel of the friars. He professed the four vows in Kuchinotsu, at the house of Matias Fiozayemondono, on 4th September, 1622. Toojirosayemon became his Japanese name.

COSTA, João Paulo Oliveira e, O Cristianismo no Japão e o Episcopado de D. Luís de Cerqueira, dissertação de doutoramento em História apresentada à Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, 1998 (texto fotocopiado).

Author: Helena Rodrigues
Translated by: Maria das Mercês Pacheco

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