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Diego Francisco Altamirano

Jesuit (1625-1715)

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Altamirano, DIEGO FRANCISCO, Jesuit, b. at Madrid, October 26, 1625; d. Lima, December 22, 1715. He wrote “Historia de la provincia Peruana de la Compafifa de Jesus”, the twelfth book only of which was published, in 1891, by Manuel Vicente Ballivian, with a short biographical notice from the pen of Torres Saldamando. It was followed by another by Altamirano: “Breve noticia de las misiones de los infieles que tiene la Companfa de Jesus en esta provincia del Peru, en las provincias de los Mojos”, also with introduction by Saldamando. The original MS. of the “Historia” is in the National Archives at Lima, in a deplorable state of decomposition.


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