Anthroponyms seta FRIAS, João de

Clergy of the Society of Jesus who worked mainly in Japan. He was born in Burgos and joined the Society in October or November, 1588, probably when in Goa. Tertianship was completed in Macau between 11th January, 1601, and 10th January, 1602. He arrived in Japan in that same year and worked mostly on Amakusa Island; in 1603 and 1606 he was in Shiki, and in 1607 he was in Sachinotsu. He was sent to Macau in 1611 and then dismissed from the Society.

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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