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Jerome Xavier
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Jerónimo Javier; Jerónimo Ezpeleta y Goñi

Date of Birth: 1549

Place of Birth: Beire, near Olite, Navarra

Date of Death: 27 June 1617

Place of Death: Goa


Jerome Xavier was descended from the Ezpeletas family, which had ties to the name Xavier through Jerome’s paternal grandmother Ana de Jasso, the sister of St Francis Xavier. In 1617, before his 19th birthday, Jerome was admitted to the Society of Jesus, and exchanged his surnam…

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Didier, Hugues, “Jerome Xavier”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 04 June 2020 <>

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