Juan de Vega

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Juan de Vega y Enríquez, 6th Señor del Grajal, Viceroy of Navarre (1542), Viceroy and Captain General of Sicily (1547–1557), presidente del Consejo de Castilla, was an ambassador of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. He first served as ambassador of Charles V at Rome, where he met Ignatius of Loyola. Esteeming him and Ignatius’ religious order, the Jesuits, when Vega was appointed Viceroy of Sicily he brought Jesuits with him. A Jesuit college was opened at Messina; success was marked, and its rules and methods were afterwards copied in other colleges.

He died on 20 December 1558.

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The astronomer Francesco Maurolico tutored two of Vega’s sons, and Vega served as Maurolico’s principal patron.

Government offices
Preceded by
Diego Hurtado de Mendoza y Silva
Viceroy of Navarre
1542–1543
Succeeded by
Luis Hurtado de Mendoza y Pacheco
Preceded by
Ferrante Gonzaga
Viceroy of Sicily
1547–1557
Succeeded by
Juan de la Cerda, 4th Duke of Medinaceli

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company.