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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 128 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SANCHEZ. Three persons of this name enjoyed considerable literary celebrity: (I) FRANCISCO SANCHEZ (Sanctius) (152 16o,), successively professor of Greek and of rhetoric at Salamanca, whose Minerva, first printed at that town in 1587, was long the standard work on Latin grammar. (2) FRANCISCO SANCHEZ, a Portuguese physician of Jewish parentage, born at Tuy (in the diocese of Braga) in 1550, took a degree in medicine at Montpellier in 1574, became professor of ,philosophy and physic at Toulouse, where he died in 1623; his ingenious treatise (Quad nihil scitur, 1581) marks the high-water of reaction against the dogmatism of his time; he is said to have been distantly related to Montaigne. (3) ToatAs SANCHEZ of Cordova (1551-161o), Jesuit and casuist, whose treatise De matrimonio (Genoa, 1592) is more notorious than celebrated.
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