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Zumarraga, Juan de

Born: 1468 AD
Died: 1548 AD
Nationality: Spanish
Categories: Religious Leaders

1468 – Birth of the Spanish Franciscan churchman who served as Mexico’s first bishop and archbishop.

1528 – He arrived in Mexico on the 6th of December. He was the bishop-elected protector and defender of the Indians.


1935 –  He served as the inquisitor of the Indians.

1536 – He helped buildingthe Colegio de la Santa Cruz de Santiago Tlatelolco in Mexico City, the first seminary in the New World.


1539 – He helped in establishing the New World’s first printing press.
1548 – Died in Mexico on the 3rd of June.