Constantino, Manoel

Constantino, Manoel a Portuguese scholar, was born at Funchal, Madeira. He became established at Rome, and taught philosophy there. Later he was appointed clerk of the sacred college and professor of theology in the Roman gymnasium. He had acquired a rare facility for writing Latin, without, however, neglecting the study of history, to which he devoted himself closely. He died at Rome in 1614. He wrote, Insulae Matersiae Historia, connected with Orationes Duae Habitae Cotam Clemnente VIII et Gregorio XIII (Rome, 1599): — Historia de Origine atque Vita Regum Lusitanice (ibid. 1601): — Carmina Varia (ibid.). These poems were published separately at different dates. He also published at Rome a remarkable work on the origin and history of the kings of Portugal. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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