FARIA Y SOUSA, Manuel de. Pombeiro 18.3.1590 — Madrid 3.6.1649. Portuguese Historian and Poet. Born of an ancient noble family, educated in Braga, from c. 1604 in the service of the Bishop of Porto. In 1631-34 member of Portuguese embassy in Rome, then mainly living in Madrid. Married Catarina Machado. Often wrote in Spanish.
Publications: Ásia Portugueza. 1-3. Lisbon 1666-75; Portuguese Asia, or the History of the Discovery and Conquest of India by the Portuguese. Transl. by J. Stevens. 1-3. L. 1694-95.
– Other works of history, poems.
Sources: Wikipedia with portrait (more in *Portuguese and *Spanish versions).