Saint Juan de Ribera

detail of a 16th century painting of Saint Juan de Ribera by Luis de Morales; swiped off the Wikipedia web siteAlso known as

  • Juan of Ribera
  • Juan of Rivera



Son of Peter de Ribera, a devout Christian who was also the Duke of Alcalá, Spain, and viceroy of Naples, Italy. Educated at the University of Salamanca. Ordained in 1557. Professor of theology at the University of Salamanca. Highly regarded by Pope Pius V and King Philip II of Spain. Reluctant bishop of Badajoz, Spain on 27 May 1562. Reluctant archbishop of Valencia, Spain on 3 December 1568, serving for over 40 years. Ordered the deportation of all Moors from his see in 1609. Made viceroy of Valencia by King Philip III. Founded the College of Corpus Christi at Valencia. Friend of Saint Nicholas Factor, and his testimony was used in Nicholasbeatification investigation.






Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Juan de Ribera“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 May 2020. Web. 20 October 2021. <>