Ignacio Santibáñez

Ignacio Santibáñez (1512 – August 14, 1598) was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as the first Archbishop of Manila (1595-1598).[1][2][3]

Ignacio Santibáñez

Archbishop of Manila
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InstalledAugust 30, 1595
Term endedAugust 14, 1598
PredecessorDomingo de Salazar, O.P.
SuccessorMiguel de Benavides, O.P.
ConsecrationAugust 3, 1597
by Diego de Romano y Govea
Personal details
Died14 August 1598
Manila, Captaincy General of the Philippines
NationalitySpain Spanish
DenominationRoman Catholic
Styles of
Archbishop Ignacio Santibáñez
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Reference styleMonsignor
Spoken styleHis Excellency
Religious styleMost Reverend


On August 39, 1595, Ignacio Santibáñez was selected by the King of Spain and confirmed by Pope Clement VIII as the first Archbishop of Manila.[3] On August 3, 1597, he was consecrated bishop by Diego de Romano y Govea, Bishop of Tlaxcala and installed on May 28, 1598.[3] He served as Archbshop of Manila until his death on August 14, 1598.[3]


  1. ^ Eubel, Konrad (1923). HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol III (second ed.). Münster: Libreria Regensbergiana. pp. 234. (in Latin)
  2. ^ Gauchat, Patritius (Patrice) (1935). HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol IV. Münster: Libraria Regensbergiana. pp. 230x. (in Latin)
  3. ^ a b c d Catholic Hierarchy: "Archbishop Ignacio Santibáñez, O.F.M." retrieved November 11, 2015

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Religious titles
Preceded by
Domingo de Salazar
Archbishop of Manila
Succeeded by
Miguel de Benavides