Bluteau, Raphael a Theatine priest, was born in London of French parents, Dec. 4, 1638, and became celebrated for his acquirements both in sacred and profane learning. He visited Portugal and preached several times before the king and queen. He was also admitted into the Academy, and became an officer in the inquisition. He died at Lisbon, Feb. 13, 1734. His works include, A Vocabulary or Dictionary, Portuguese and Latin (Coimbra, 1712-28, 10 vols. fol.) — Oraculum utriusque Testamenti, Musoeum Bluteavianum: — A List of all Dictionaries, Portuguese, Castilian, Italian, French, and
Latin, with dates, etc. (Lisbon, 1728): — and Prinicias Evangelicas, sermons and panegyrics (1685). See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.