Biography of Claudio Acquaviva (1543-1615)

Italian Jesuit who was the fifth general of the Compañía de Jesús from 1581 and successor of san Francisco de Borja. He/She was born in Naples in 1542 and died in 1615 in Rome. His long generalship was characterized by the success in its decisions of Government and the Organization of the company and for your concern for increasing missions overseas. He/She wrote some works, which include Directorium and Industriae. He/She compiled the Ratio Studiorum, system studies, followed by the company, which was adopted by some European universities. Some historians consider it wrongly the author of the libel secret Monita Societatis Jesu.