Pedro da Fonseca
Fonseca entered the Jesuit college in Coimbra in 1548 , studied in Évora from 1551 and soon became a professor there; Because of his scholastic virtuosity, he was given the name of a "Portuguese Aristotle". After 1580 he became assistant to the general of the order, visitor of the province and superior of the professed house. He was also a member of the commission set up by King Philip II to reform Portugal.
He wrote u. a. Institutiones dialecticae (Lisbon 1564) and a commentary on the metaphysics of Aristotle .
Pierer's Universal Lexikon, Volume 6. Altenburg 1858, p. 407, available here.
- Josef Bordat: Fonseca, Pedro da (Petrus). In: Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL). Volume 30, Bautz, Nordhausen 2009, ISBN 978-3-88309-478-6 , Sp. 430-431.
|SURNAME||Fonseca, Pedro there|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Portuguese philosopher, Jesuit and theologian|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1528|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Cortiçada , Portugal|
|DATE OF DEATH||November 4, 1599|
|Place of death||Lisbon|