Anthroponyms seta CABRAL, João (?-1575)

Clergy of the Society of Jesus who worked in Japan and died in Goa in 1575. He entered the Society in Goa around 1558-1559, being sent to Japan by the Provincial Superior, António de Quadros. He left Macao on 6 July, 1564, on Dom Pedro de Almeida´s ship, and arrived in Yokoseura on 14 August, after a difficult trip. He remained in Japan only two years, having worked in Hirado, Arima and Omura. In 1556, he returned to India for health reasons. There he was rector at Bassein and master of novices in Goa.

Bibliography:
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 João Pimentel


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