Domingo de Salazar

Su Excelencia Reverendísima

Domingo de Salazar O.P.
Bishop of Manila
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Province Manila
See Manila
Installed February 6, 1579
Term ended December 4, 1594
Predecessor None
Successor Ignacio Santibáñez, O.F.M.
Personal details
Born c. 1512
Labastida, Spain
Died December 4, 1594 (aged 81–82)
Madrid, Spain
Nationality Spain Spanish
Denomination Catholic
Styles of
Obispo Domingo de Salazar
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Reference style Monseñor
Spoken style Su Excelencia Reverendísima
Religious style Reverendísimo

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. p. 234. (in Latin)
  2. ^ a b Catholic Hierarchy: "Bishop Domingo Salazar, O.P." retrieved November 11, 2015
  3. ^ "Archdiocese of Manila" David M. Cheney. Retrieved June 11, 2017
  4. ^ a b "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manila" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016

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Religious titles
Preceded by
Title created
Bishop of Manila
Succeeded by
Ignacio Santibáñez