Domingo de Salazar

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Domingo de Salazar (1512 – 4 December 1594) was a Catholic prelate who served as the first Bishop of Manila (1579–84)[1][2][3][4] which was then newly-annexed to the Spanish Empire.


He was born in La Rioja, Spain.[4] On 6 February 1579, he was selected by the King of Spain and confirmed by Pope Gregory XIII as the first Bishop of Manila. He was installed in 1581. He strongly opposed enslaving the indigenous people of the Philippines. He served as Bishop of Manila until his death on 4 December 1594, aged 82.[2]


  1. Eubel, Konrad (1923). HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol III (second ed.). Münster: Libreria Regensbergiana. pp. 234. (in Latin)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Catholic Hierarchy: "Bishop Domingo Salazar, O.P." retrieved November 11, 2015
  3. "Archdiocese of Manila" David M. Cheney. Retrieved June 11, 2017
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manila" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016