Luigi Fortis General # 20
General from 1820 to 1829
On October 18 Father Fortis was elected General at the age of 72. During his generalate he vigorously promoted the formation of Novices and Scholastics. He saw the return to the Society of the Roman College, of the German College, and of the College of Nobles. From Pope Leo XII Father Fortis obtained confirmation of many of the former privileges enjoyed by the Society. He saw, also, the return of Jesuit houses from Piedmont to Sardinia. `
After being General for eight years and three months he died in Rome on January 27, 1829. He was buried in the crypt of the Gesú.