Anthroponyms seta AFONSO (1560-1607/08?)

Clergy of the Society of Jesus who worked in Japan. He was born in Hizen around 1560 and probably died in 1607 or 1608. He was admitted to the Society in 1582. Pedro Gomes, a Jesuit provincial, described him as being a devout Christian and a good predicant, but mental weakness seems to have affected his work for the Society, for his name is not included in the Jesuit lists of 1603, 1606 and 1607.

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 das Mercês Pacheco


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