Jesuits

The Order of the Jesuits (Society of Jesus)

Generals of the Company or Order

1. Inigo de Loyola (Basque Spaniard) 1541-1556

2. Diego Laynez (Spaniard) 1558-1565

3. Francisco Borgia (Spaniard) 1565-1572

4. Eberhard Mercurian (Belgian Jew)^J[ 1573-1580

5. Claudio Acquaviva (Neapolitan) 1581-1615

6. Mutio Vitelleschi (Roman) 1615-1645

7. Vincenzio Caraffa (Neapolitan) 1646-1649

8. Francesco Piccolomini (Florentine) 1649-1651

9. Alessandro Gottofredi (Roman) 1652

10. Goswin Nickel (German) 1652-1664

11. Giovanni Paolo Oliva (Genoese) Vicar-general and Coadjutor, 1661;

General 1664-1681

12. Charles von Noyelle (Belgian) 1682-1686

13. Tirso Gonzales (Spaniard) 1687-1705

14. Michael Angelo Tamburini(Modanese) 1706-1730

15. Franz Retz (Bohemian) 1730-1750

16. Ignazio Visconti (Milanese) 1751-1755

17. Alessandro Centurioni (Genoese) 1755-1757

18. Lorenzo Ricci (Florentine) 1758-1775

Vicars-general a. Stanislaus Czerniewicz (Pole) 1782-1785

b. Gabriel Lienkiewicz (Pole) 1785-1798

c. Franciscus Xavier Kareu (Pole)

(General in Russia, 7th Mar. 1801) 1799-1802

d. Gabriel Gruber (German) 1802-1805

19. Thaddaeus Brzozowski (Pole) 1805-1820

20. Aloysio Fortis (Veronese) 1820-1829

21. Johannes Roothaan (Dutchman) 1829-1853

22. Peter Johannes Beckx (Belgian) 1853-1887

23. Antoine Marie Anderledy (Swiss) 1887-1892

24. Louis Martin (Spanish) 1892-1906

25. Francis Xavier Wernz (German) 1906-1915

26. Nalke von Vladimir Ledochowski(Pole)1915-1944

27. Jean-Baptiste Janssens (Belgian) 1946-1965

28. Pedro de Arrupe y Gondra (Basque^ 1965-1983

28a.(Temporary Superior) Paola Dezza Oct.1981-1983

29. Piet-Hans Kolvenback (Dutch) 1983-

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