Stanislao Malpichi S. J.Stanislao Malpichi S. J.

Stanislao Malpichi, nacque the Catanzaro, then Kingdom of Naples, in 1600. Appena arrivato ad Agra, in January 1637, fu inviato a Srinagar, capital of Garhwal per sostituire Alano dos Angels.[1]

Responding, Reluctantly, at the request of the General Company, Muzio Vitelleschi (Rome 2.12.1563 – Rome 9.2.1645, the new provincial Goa, Manoel d’Almeida (1580-1646), succeeded to the newly deceased Álvaro Tavares (1575-1637), began work one last attempt to reopen the mission of the Tibet, fondata a Tsaparang (capital of the former kingdom of Guge, in Tibet occidentale) da António de Andrade. Inviò, in 1640, three missionaries to Srinagar, in Garhwal, guidati da Manoel Brands [2]. The three remained in place and the superior of the mission, Stanislao Malpichi, nell'estate 1640, went on patrol with the veteran Brands. The two missionaries, When you enter the Tibet, were arrested; escaped, but Brands venne ripreso e Malpichi rientrò da solo a Srinagar.

Malpichi rimase fino al 1644 in Garhwal and was a close friend of the local rajah. Subsequently alternated between Goa and Agra, where he was also the tutor of Dara Shikoh (20.3.1615 – 30.8.1659), figlio maggiore di Shah Jahan (5.1.1592 – 22.1.1966), imperatore moghul dal 1628 to the 1658, e di sua moglie Mumtaz Mahal (1593 -17.6.1631), for which it was built, to Agra, the Taj Mahal. In 1662 assumed the highest office in the province of missionary Goa.


[1] Alano of Angels is the name adopted in Portuguese India Alain de la dal francese Beauchaire (Pont-a-Mousson, Lorraine, France, 1592 – Srinagar, Garhwal, 1636); entered the 1607 in C. d. G., partì per l’India in 1622.

Fu inviato a Tsaparang, capital of the kingdom of Guge, in Tibet occidentale, dove il padre António de Andrade (1580-1634), aveva appena stabilita una nuova missione. Vi arrivò nell’aprile 1626, insieme ai padri Francisco Godinho (1596-1662), shared the following year) e João de Olive tree (1595-dopo il 1641), accompanied by Manoel Brands (1596-dopo il 1641), which returned immediately India.

He remained in Tibet circa due anni; vi ritornò poi una seconda volta per rimanervi fino al 1635. He returned to Agra, he went again, in 1636, a Srinagar, in Garhwal, dove morì poco dopo arrivato.

[2] Manoel Brands, born in 1596 and entered into the Society of Jesus in 1618. He was the traveling companion of António de Andrade in Tibet (Tsaparang, capital of the kingdom of Guge), first crossing of the Himalayas Europeanisation of the di, remaining there from August to September 1624, and returning there several times. Fu in Tibet: from April to the end of 1626, after having conducted the fathers João de Olive tree, Francisco Godinho and the Mastiff Angels (Alain de la Beauchaire); September to November 1627, after leading the father António Pear; at various times following, guiding, among others, Father Francisco de Azevedo, in 1627, lead up to the father Nuño Coresma, driving the ill-fated expedition reached Tsaparang in July 1635, In the autumn of the same year he was forced to abandon the mission. L’epilogo fu, to Brands, even more tragic. In the last attempt to restore the mission of the Tibet, under pressure from the General Company, accompanied by three fathers Agra a Srinagar in Garhwal, e da lì partì, in the summer of 1640, con il padre Stanislao Malpichi, top of that mission. They were arrested just entered Tibet; escaped, but Brands was resumed, and in 1641 is still a prisoner in Tsaparang, after which if they lose track.

[Scheda redatta il 20.3.2009 Enzo G is. Bargiacchi]

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