Anthroponyms seta ANDRÉ Saitô (1566-1615)

Clergy of the Society of Jesus who worked mostly in Japan. He was born in the Bungo province around 1566 and died in Manila on 28th February, 1615. He was admitted to the Society on 4th October, 1595, and for many years worked as a preacher at the Kohura residence; his name was included in the 1603, 1606 and 1607 Jesuit lists. In February 1613 he was in Nagasaki, where he also worked as a preacher. He left for exile in Manila in November 1614, where he would pass away.

Bibliography:
Monumenta Historica Japoniae, dir. de Josef Franz Schütte S. J., Roma, Institutum Historicum Societatis Iesu, 1975. 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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