FAVRE, fā'vr, PIERRE (PETRUS FABER): Jesuit; b. at Villardet (now Villard, 3 m. w. of Beaufort), Savoy, Apr. 13, 1506; d. at Barcelona Aug. 1, 1546. He was one of the seven original associates of Ignatius Loyola (q.v.), who took with him the solemn vow Aug. 15, 1534, in Paris. He was the first to gather followers in Germany, and he educated them by the Exercitia Spiritualia (q.v.) while he was attending the religious colloquies of Worms (1540) and Regensburg (1541). During his residence at Cologne (1543-44), as is clear from the first volume of his Cartas y otros escritos (Bilbao, 1894), he vigorously opposed Archbishop Herman of Wied (q.v.), who inclined toward Protestantism. He then began a successful propaganda in behalf of his order in Portugal and Spain, and was appointed to take part in the sessions of the Council of Trent, but died at Barcelona on his journey thither.