Almeyda, Francisco De
Almeyda, Francisco de a Portuguese theologian, was born at Lisbon, July 31, 1701. He gained a great reputation as a writer on ecclesiastical law, and, on May 13, 1728, became a member of the Royal Academy. He wrote several learned works on the origin and ecclesiastical law of the churches of the Iberian Peninsula, the most important of which is entitled Aparato para a disciplina e ritos ecclesiasticos de Portugal (Lisbon, 4 vols. 1735-37, 4to). — Hoefer, Biog. Generale, 2, 193.