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Saint Francis Xavier (1506–1552)

Xavier, Francisco (zav’ē-ėr). The Apostle of the Indies; born at Xaviero, his mother’s castle in the Basque country, April 7, 1506; died in the island of Sancian near China, Dec. 2, 1552. His works comprise: ‘Letters,’ in five volumes, published at Paris in 1631; a ‘Catechism’; and some short treatises. He played a prominent part in the foundation of the Jesuit order, and was canonized in 1622.