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RIBAS, Andres Perez de (re'-bas), Spanish missionary, born in Cordova, Spain, ill 1576; died in Mexico, 26 March, 1655. After being ordained priest, he entered the Society of Jesus in 1602, and was sent immediately afterward to Mexico, where he became successively rector of a college and provincial of New Spain. He was a successful and laborious missionary among the Indians. He wrote " Vida, Virtudes y Muerte del Padre Juan de Ledesma" (Mexico, 1636), and " Historia de los triunfos de nuestra Santa Fd entre los barbaros con las costumbres de los Indios " (Madrid, 1645). He left " Historia de la Provincia de la Compafiia de Jesus in Mexico," and "Historia de Sinaloa," which remain in manuscript in the Library of Mexico.
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