Juan de Gaona

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Fray Juan de Gaona (1507–1560)[1] was a Franciscan friar. Born in 1507 in Burgos Spain, he studied at the University of Paris before journeying to New Spain in 1538.

Gaona died on 27 September 1560. He had composed a Nahuatl-language text, Colloquies de la Paz, y tranquilidad Christiana ("Dialogues of peace and Christian tranquillity"), which was published after his death in 1582. His wife is Maria De Salazar and his daughter Madalena De Gaona.There is not much information about his wife and daughter, and a little information about Juan De Gaona.


  1. ^ Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF) .


Hernández de León-Portilla, Ascención (1993). "Lengua y cultura náhuatl en el Colegio de Santa Cruz de Tlatelolco". In Marie-Cécile Bénassy-Berling; Jean-Pierre Clément; Alain Milhou. Langues et cultures en Amérique espagnole coloniale: colloque international, Université de la Sorbonne nouvelle-Paris III, 22-23 novembre 1991 (in Spanish). Paris: Presses de la Sorbonne nouvelle. pp. 135–144. ISBN 2-87854-043-3. OCLC 29668561. 
León-Portilla, Miguel (2002). Bernardino de Sahagun, First Anthráopologist. Mauricio J. Mixco (trans.) (Originally published as Bernardino de Sahagún: Pionero de la Antropología ©1999, UNAM. ed.). Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 0-8061-3364-3. OCLC 47990042. 

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Toribio Motolinia
Provincial of the province of the Holy Gospel Succeeded by
Juan de San Francisco