Brandano, Antonio a Portuguese monk, was born April 25, 1584. He entered the order of Bernardines in 1599, and in 1617 was elected their general. He carried on the Monarquia Lusittanica of Bernard de Britto, which had been interrupted by the death of the latter. Brandano published his work at Lisbon (1632, 2 volumes, fol.), and died November 27, 1637. His nephew Francesco continued the book, bringing the history down to 1325 (1650, 1672, 2 volumes, fol.). Antonio was the author of several other works, for which see Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Landon, Eccles. Dict. s.v.