Giovanni Pietro Maffei

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Orator Giovan Pietro Maffei by Giovanni Battista Moroni.

Giovanni Pietro Maffei (1533–1603), also anglicized as John Peter Maffei, was an Italian Jesuit and author.[1] He wrote a life of Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, and also wrote about the activities of the Society in the Orient.[1]


  • De vita et moribus B. P. Ignatii Loiolae, qui societatem Jesu fundavit.
  • Vite di diciassette confessori di Cristo
  • Le istorie dell' Indie Orientali
  • La chirurgia
  • Rerum a Societate Jesu in Oriente gestarvm tractatus
  • Historica Indica (1588)[2]



  • Charles N. Baldwin A Universal Biographical Dictionary, Containing the Lives of the Most Celebrated Characters of Every Age and Nation Andrus & Judd, 1833