Alonso Andrada

Alonso Andrada
Alonso Andrada
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    Biographer and ascetic writer, b. at Toledo, Spain, 1590; d. at Madrid, 20 June, 1672. Before entering the Society of Jesus (1612) he read philosophy in Toledo, was afterwards rector of Plascensia and minister in foreign countries. In his declining years, he wrote some thirty-four volumes on different subjects, some worthy of note for their learning, excellence of doctrine, and pleasing style, which to some extent conceal his carelessness and excessive simplicity. He is chiefly known as the continuator of Nuremburg's "Varones Ilustres", biographies of distinguished members of the Society of Jesus. His "Guia de la Virtud e Imitacion de Nusetra Senora" deserves special mention.
    Antonio, Bibliotheca Nova; Sommervogel, Bibliotheque de la cie. de J., I, 317.

The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. — New York: Robert Appleton Company. . 1910.

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