Corporate Body - Colegio de la Concepción de Nuestra Señora de Tortosa (Tarragona, España)

Colegio de la Concepción de Nuestra Señora de Tortosa (Tarragona, España)



Corporate Body

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Colegio de la Concepción de Nuestra Señora de Tortosa (Tarragona, España)Alternative forms (other languages) Other forms

Fechas de Existencia:

from 1636 to 1767


There are few data about the College of Tortosa, which belonged to the Jesuit province of Aragon. It was founded on the first half of the 17th century, when the Order's creation of new establishments decreased, especially professed houses. On the other hand, schools were given priority because the population valued its missionary and learning activities among the youth. The economic situation of the country was difficult. Spain was dealing with wars in different fronts, the Court's ostentation had to be financed and the population was living a precarious situation. They almost could not pay the taxes and tithes for the church. However, several houses were opened in this province. The canon Boteller confirmed their founding in 1636, so the construction works began in 1643. There is no more information about this College's development. When the Jesuits were expelled in 1767, this college counted on a Philosophy teacher, two Grammar teachers and a teacher of basic education.


(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Administración del patrimonio monástico

(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Misionado y evangelización


Mandates/Legal Sources


PARES: Código Referencia:ES.28079.AHN/

Documentos de la Compañía de Jesús en el Archivo histórico nacional : Inventario por Araceli Guglieri Navarro,... Introducción de Francisco Mateos, S.J.AHN, Editorial Razón y Fe, 1967.

VV. AA: Historia de la Educación en España y América. La educación en la España Moderna. Siglos XVI-XVIII. Vol. II. Madrid: Ediciones Morata-Ediciones SM, 1993.

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