Domingo de Salazar: Filipino bishop (1512 - 1594) | Biography
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Domingo de Salazar
Filipino bishop

Domingo de Salazar

Domingo de Salazar
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Intro Filipino bishop
Was Priest
From Philippines
Field Religion
Gender male
Birth 1512, Labastida, Spain
Death 4 December 1594, Madrid, Spain (aged 82 years)
Domingo de Salazar
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Domingo de Salazar (1512 – 4 December 1594) was a Catholic prelate who served as the first Bishop of Manila (1579–84) which was then newly-annexed to the Spanish Empire.


He was born in La Rioja, Spain. On 6 February 1579, he was selected by the King of Spain and confirmed by Pope Gregory XIII as the first Bishop of Manila. He was installed in 1581. He strongly opposed enslaving the indigenous people of the Philippines. He served as Bishop of Manila until his death on 4 December 1594, aged 82.

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Religious titles
Preceded by
Title created
Bishop of Manila
Succeeded by
Ignacio Santibáñez

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