Azevedo, Joao a Portuguese theologian, was born at Santarem, Jan. 27, 1665. He studied theology, and entered the Order of the Hermits at St. Augustine. He died at Lisbon, June 16, 1746. He wrote, Tribunal Theologicum et Juridicum contra Subdolos Confessarios in Sacramento Poenitentice ad Venerem Sollicitantes (Lisbon, 1726).
There was another Portuguese theologian of the same name, a canon and inquisitor, who was born at Lisbon about 1625, and died Nov. 19, 1677. He was doctor of civil law, and left several minor works on the subject, for which see: Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.