Sanchez, Pedro Antonio

Sanchez, Pedro Antonio, A learned Spanish ecclesiastic, was born at Vigo, in Gallicia, in 1740. He entered the Church, obtained a canonry in the Cathedral of St. James, and was likewise appointed professor of divinity in that city. His fame procured for him admission into many learned societies. He was celebrated as a preacher and admired for his benevolence, spending his income to aid the poor, so that, at his death in 1806, he left no more than was barely sufficient to defray the expenses of his funeral. Among his works are Summa Theologioe Sacroe (Madrid, 1789, 4 vols. 4to): — Annales Sacra (ibid. 1784, 2 vols. 8vo): — Hist. of the Church of Africa (ibid. 1784, 8vo): — A Treatise on Toleration, etc. (ibid. 1785, 3 vols. 4to), and others.

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