Blanco, Francisco, a Spanish theologian and prelate, was successively canon of Valencia, bishop of Orense, and archbishop of Compostella; he assisted at the Council of Trent. The Italians sought to make him pope. He died April 15, 1581, leaving Advertensias para que los Curas ExBerciten mejor sus Oficios, para evitar Algunos Jerros, etc. — Summa de la Doctrina Christiana. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.