Argota, Hieronimo Contador I)

Argota, Hieronimo Contador I)'

a learned Portuguese Theatine monk, was born at Collares, in. Estremadura, July 8, 1676, and was one of the first members of the Portuguese Academy of History, and contributed various historical papers to their Memoirs. His chief work sare; De Antiquitatibus Conventus Bracara-Augustani (lib. iv,,1728, 4to, and 1738, an improved edition)': - Memorias para a Historia Ecclesiastica de Braga (Lisbon, 1732-44, 3 vols. 4to). His other works were sermons and lives of saints.' He died at Lisbon in 1749. See Chalmers, Biog. Diet. s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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