Juan de Zumárraga

Juan de Zumarraga

He was born in Durango in the Basque provinces in 1468 and he died in Mexico on the 3rd of June in 1548. On the 20th of December in 1527, Zumárraga was recommended by Charles V for the dignity of first bishop of Mexico. Without having been consecrated and with only the title of bishop-elect and Protector of the Indians, he left Spain with the first civil officials, auditors (Oidores), towards the end of August, in 1528, and reached Mexico, 6 December.

Work Cited

APA citation. Crivelli, C. (1912). Juan de Zumárraga. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. Retrieved February 11, 2014 from New Advent: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15767a.htm

MLA citation. Crivelli, Camillus. "Juan de Zumárraga." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 15. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1912. 11 Feb. 2014 <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15767a.htm>.