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Angelis, Girolamo

ANGELIS, an´je-lis, GIROLAMO, jî-rō´l-ɑ̄: Jesuit missionary; b. at Castro Giovanni, Sicily, 1567; d. in Japan Dec. 24, 1623. He joined the Jesuits at the age of eighteen, and in 1602 went to Japan. When the Jesuits were expelled from the country in 1614, he assumed Japanese dress and remained for nine years without discovery. He was then imprisoned and burned alive with two other Jesuits and forty-two native Christians. He wrote Relazione del regno di Iezo, printed with letters of other Jesuits at Rome in 1624, and separately the next year. He was canonized by Pius IX.

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