Barzaeus, Gaspar

Barzaeus, Gaspar a Jesuit, was born at Goes, in Zealand. He studied at Louvain, whence he passed into Portugal, entered the Jesuits' order at Coimbra in 1546, and was the constant companion of St. Francis Xavier, by whom he was sent to Ormuz, on the Persian Gulf. He died at Gnoa, Oct. 6, 1553. As a missionary, he is considered second only to St. Francis Xavier.

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