Anthroponyms seta ALMEIDA, Simão (1557-1585)

Clergy of the Society of Jesus who worked mostly in Japan. He was born in Lisbon around 1557 and died in Miyako during the Lent of 1585. He entered the Society in 1574 and in 1577 he went to Japan. He taught Latin in Azuchi and had a solid knowledge of the Japanese language. He contracted pulmonary tuberculosis (phthisis) and waned for four years until death.

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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