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Borja, Francisco de, Saint, 1510-1572



  • Existence: 1510 - 1572

Biographical Note

Spanish Jesuit. Of noble birth, Borja in early life assisted at the court of Charles V, and eventually succeeded to the dukedom of Gandra. In 1548 he joined the Society of Jesus and helped establish numerous institutions. He was elected Father General of the Order in 1565. Borja was canonized in 1671.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Saint Francisco de Borja letter

Scope and Contents

Autographed letter signed, from Borja to Queen Catarina of Portugal. Concerns church matters.

Restrictions on Access

Available digitally; due to fragility access is restricted to the digital version.

Dates: 1557 November 1

Mariana Islands letters


A collection of eight letters and one list, written in Spanish to María de Guadalupe de Lencastre y Cárdenas and Francisco García, regarding Jesuit missionary work and Spanish colonization of the Mariana Islands between 1678 and 1687.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research; digital version available.

Dates: 1678-1687, undated