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Society of Jesus

ORGANIZATION

Soldiers for the Roman Catholic Pope, members of this Society are called Jesuits. Founded in 1540 by the group's founder and first Superior General St. Ignatius of Loyola. Superior Generals are elected for life.

Founding Date:
1540

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ruggero Giuseppe Boscovich
Astronomer
18-May-1711 13-Feb-1787 Theoria philosophiae naturalis
Edmund Campion
Religion
24-Jan-1540 1-Dec-1581 Jesuit martyr, hanged at Tyburn
Pierre-François-Xavier de Charlevoix
Explorer
29-Oct-1682 1-Feb-1761 Jesuit explorer of America
Robert Drinan
Politician
15-Nov-1920 28-Jan-2007 Jesuit priest, Massachusetts Congressman
Avery Cardinal Dulles
Religion
24-Aug-1918 12-Dec-2008 Fordham Professor, Roman Catholic Cardinal
Carlos de Singuenza y Góngora
Mathematician
20-Aug-1645 22-Aug-1700 Mathematician, historian of the New World
Jean Hardouin
Scholar
22-Dec-1646 3-Sep-1729 Confused Jesuit scholar
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Poet
28-Jul-1844 8-Jun-1889 Defeated the tyranny of poetic meter
Athanasius Kircher
Scientist
2-May-1601 28-Nov-1680 Master of a Hundred Arts
William P. Leahy
Educator
1948   President, Boston College
St. Ignatius of Loyola
Religion
1491 31-Jul-1556 Founder of the Jesuit order
Michael C. McFarland
Educator
1948   President, College of the Holy Cross
John McLaughlin
Talk Show Host
29-Mar-1927   The McLaughlin Group
Karl Rahner
Religion
5-Mar-1904 30-Mar-1984 Leading Roman Catholic theologian
Matteo Ricci
Religion
6-Oct-1552 11-May-1610 Jesuit missionary to China
Robert Southwell
Religion
c. 1561 21-Feb-1595 Catholic martyr, hanged at Tyburn
Robert J. Spitzer
Educator
16-May-1952   President of Gonzaga University
Robert A. Wild
Educator
c. 1940   President, Marquette University
St. Francis Xavier
Religion
7-Apr-1506 3-Dec-1552 Jesuit missionary


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