Ignatius of Loyola Timeline
1491 - 1556
Life of Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits.
1508 - 1521
Loyola serves as a soldier until wounded at the Battle of Pamplona.
Loyola becomes convinced he is called to serve God.
1522 - 1534
Loyola travels as a Christian ascetic, studies theology and Latin.
Loyola enrolls at the University of Paris; meets the six men with whom he will found the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).
The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) are approved by Pope Paul III.
Loyola publishes his Spiritual Exercises, a manual of self-discipline for those wishing to join the Jesuits.
Loyola dies of malaria.
Loyola is canonized as Saint Ignatius of Loyola.