Dias, Manoel (2)

Dias, Manoel a second Portuguese missionary and Jesuit of this name, a nephew of the preceding one, was born in 1590 at Alpalham. He entered the order of Jesuits at Evora in 1608, and in 1614 set out for Malabar as a missionary. After being for some time rector of the seminary of St. Thomas, Dias, together with father Joao Cabral, penetrated into Thibet, a country which was at that time almost entirely unknown. Dias died on the journey, exhausted by fatigues, Nov. 13, 1630. — Hoefer, Biographie Generale, 14:46.

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