Anthroponyms seta FULVIO, Gregório (1551-1598)

Clergy of the Society of Jesus who worked mostly in Japan. He was born in Perugia, around 1551, and died in Shiki on 30th July, 1598. He joined the Society when in Rome, on 28th October, 1579. He left for India on 5th April, 1583, and was ordained priest there on 12th May, 1584. He reached Japan in August 1586. He started by working at the Funai (Oita) college, moved on to Oyano, and in 1592 he was helping the Christian community of Bungo; then he moved to Shiki, where Organtino Gnecchi-Soldo witnessed his 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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