Couto (Lat Coutus), Sebastio Do
Couto (Lat. Coutus), Sebastio Do a Portuguese theologian, was born about 1567. He belonged to a noble family, and was originally from Olivenga. He joined the Jesuits on December 8, 1582. Shortly afterwards he was called successively to the chairs of philosophy at Coimbra and Evora, and was made doctor of theology on June 24, 1596. He was one of the most learned men of his time. He died near Evora, November 20, 1639, leaving, Commentaria in Dialecticam Aristotelis: — Epigrammata in Mortem Francisci de MendoFa (published in the Veridarium of Mendoza, Lyons, 1649). In the library of Evora may be found a collection of theological matter dictated by him in his lectures. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v.