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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 609 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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DOM FRANCISCO MANUEL DE MELLO (? 1611–1666), Portuguese writer, a connexion on his father's side of the royal house of Braganza, was a native of Lisbon. He studied the Humanities at the Jesuit College of S. Antao, where he showed a precocious talent, and tradition says that at the age of fourteen he composed a poem in ottava rimy to celebrate the recovery of Bahia from the Dutch, while at seventeen he wrote a scientific work, Concordancias mathematicas. The death of his father, II of the latter. See John Cinnamus, History of John and Manuel (ed. 1836, Bonn) ; E. Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (ed. Bury, London, 1896), v. 229 sqq., vi. 214 sqq. ; G. Finlay, History of Greece (ed..1877, Oxford), iii. 143–197; H. v. Kap-Herr, Die abendlandische Politik Kaiser Manuels (Strassburg, 1881). (M. O. B. C.)
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