Anthroponyms seta ANTÓNIO de Saga (?-1622)

Clergy of the Society of Jesus who worked in Japan. He was born in Saga, in the Kawachi province, Japan, and died in Nagasaki on 10th September, 1622. He joined the Azuchi seminary in 1581 and was transferred to the Arima one in 1587. He joined the Society in January 1589, but was expelled in 1591. Nevertheless, he kept his Catholic faith and died a martyr, together with his wife Madalena.

Bibliography:
Bento Fernandes S.J., Tratado dos Gloriosos martyres que por defenção da fee de Christo Nosso Senhor derão suas Vidas, em Jappam no reino de Figen o anno de 1622 feito pollo P.e Bento Fernandes da Comp. de Jesu - Japão, 1622, BPADE, códice CXVI ? 1-31. 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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