« Almain, Jacques Almeida, Manoel Almoner »

Almeida, Manoel

ALMEIDA, ɑ̄l-mê´i-dɑ, MANOEL: Jesuit missionary; b. at Vizeu (50 m. e.s.e. of Oporto), Portugal, 1580; d. at Goa 1646. He entered the Order of the Jesuits 1595; was sent to the East Indies 1602; lived in Abyssinia 1624-34; returned to Goa and became provincial of the order in the Indies. He left material for a general history of Abyssinia and of the Jesuits there, which was edited and published, in Portuguese, with additions, by Balthazar Tellez (Coimbra, 1660). Almeida’s letter from Abyssinia to the general of his order for 1626-27 was published in Italian and French (Rome and Paris, 1629).

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