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Mendieta, Gerónimo de
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(Jerónimo; 1525, Vitoria, Alava, Spain – May 9, 1604, México D.F.), OFM, came to México in 1554 and was active as a missionary especially among the Nahua. In 1562, he stayed in Toluca, in 1567 in Tlalmanalco, and from 1570 to 1573 he travelled to Spain. Afterwards, he was guardian in the monasteries of Xochimilco, México, Tepeaca, Huejotzingo, and in other places. In the late 16th century, he wrote “the first Mexican church history.” In this survey of the evangelization of some of…

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Nebel, Richard, “Mendieta, Gerónimo de”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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