Mutio Vitelleschi
Historical Figure
Nationality: Italy
Date of Birth: December 2, 1563
Date of Death: February 9, 1645
Occupation: Superior General of the Society of Jesus
Affiliations: Society of Jesus
1632 series
POD: May, 1631
Appearance(s): Ring of Fire
1634: The Bavarian Crisis
1634: The Galileo Affair
1635: The Cannon Law
1635: The Papal Stakes
1636: The Vatican Sanction
Type of Appearance: Direct
Mutio (Muzio, Mutius) Vitelleschi (December 2, 1563, Rome - 9 February 1645, Rome) was the 6th Superior General of the Society of Jesus. He was the son of a noble Roman family. Although he was destined for a general ecclesiastical career, a growing desire to enter the Society of Jesus culminated in his taking private vows to enter the novitiate. His parents opposed this, possibly because of the promise not to seek ecclesiastical office or status that Jesuits make. However he was able to receive permission from Pope Gregory XIII, a strong supporter of the Jesuits, a concession to enter the novitiate against his families will.

Mutio Vitelleschi in 1632Edit

Note: In the series, his name is generally spelled "Muzio".