Paramo, Luiz De

Paramo, Luiz De a Spanish theologian, was born about 1545 in Borox, near Toledo. He was archdeacon and canon of the cathedral of Leon, and afterwards inquisitor of the faith in Sicily and in Spain. He consecrated his pen to history and to the defense of the Inquisition, and, wrote, among other works, De ornigine et progressu officii Sanctoe Inquisitionis ejusque dignitate et utilitate (Madrid, 1598, fol.; reprinted in 1614 at Antwerp). This book is the rarest and the most curious upon the tribunal of the Holy Office. Extracts have been translated from it in the sequel of the Manuel des Inquisiteurs (Paris, 1762, 12mo). See Antonio, Biblioth. Hispana nova, vol. ii.

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