Carvalho, Miguel De

Carvalho, Miguel de a Portuguese missionary, was born in 1580. He completed his theological studies at Coimbra, then went east, and in 1602 was in the East Indies. He belonged to the Jesuit order, and having determined to go to Japan, just as the persecution against the Christians began, forced his way as far as Nagasaki, where he preached until obliged by the authorities to cease. He was thrown into prison, and died soon after upon a funeral pile, in 1624. Some of his letters were published under the title Carta ao Padre Provincial, etc. (1624). See Hoefer. Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, s.v.

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