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Zumárraga, Juan de
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(1468?, Durango, Biscay – Jun 3, 1548, Mexico City), Spanish Franciscan, archbishop, and inquisitor in Mexico. He served as superior, definitor, and provincial of his order in Spain and as guardian of the Abrojo friary near Valladolid. In 1527 he was appointed inquisitor of Navarre and recommended as the first bishop of Mexico. He arrived in Mexico in 1528 as “Protector of the Indians,” but had a confrontation with the first Audiencia; as a result, he was not consecrated to the episcopate until Apr…

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Nebel, Richard, “Zumárraga, Juan de”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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