Canies (or Cannes), Francisco
Canies (Or Cannes), Francisco, a Spanish Cordelier and Orientalist, was born at Valencia in 1730. He was sent by the Franciscans as missionary to Damascus, where he applied himself to the study of the Oriental languages for sixteen years. On his return home he was admitted to the Royal Academy of History. He died at Madrid in 1795. He wrote. Grammatica Arabiqo-espanola, etc. (Madrid, 1774): — Diccionario. Espaiol-latino-arabigo (ibid. 1787). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.