Michelangelo Tamburini

Michelangelo Tamburini (27 September 1648 – 28 February 1730) was an Italian Jesuit, who was elected fourteenth Superior General of the Society of Jesus from January 31, 1706 to February 28, 1730.

Very Rev. Michelangelo Tamburini, S.J.

After teaching Scholastic philosophy and theology for twelve years, Tamburini became rector of several colleges. He was chosen by Cardinal Reynold of Este as his private theologian, held the offices of secretary general and vicar to Thyrsus Gonzalez, and finally, on the latter's death, was elected general on 3 January 1706, a post which he occupied for 24 years.

Tamburini died at the age of 82.

Preceded by
Thyrsus González de Santalla
Superior General of the Society of Jesus
1706 – 1730
Succeeded by
Franz Retz


  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Michelangelo Tamburini". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.