Almeida, Emmanuel was born at Viseu, in Portugal, in 1580. He entered the order of Jesuits at the age of eighteen, and in 1622 was sent by Vitelleschi, the general of the order, as ambassador to Ethiopia, where he remained ten years, catechizing the people, and gaining an insight into their manners and customs. He died at Goa in 1646, leaving collections for a Histoire de la haute Ethiopie, which Balthasar Teller arranged, augmented, and published at Coimbra, in 1660, in folio. He also wrote Lettres Historiques (Rome, 1629, 8vo), correcting the false statements of the Dominican Urreta concerning Ethiopia. — Hoefer, Biog. Generale, 2, 181.