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A Brief Francisco Manuel do Nascimento Bio

by PoetrySoup
Nascimento (Francisco Manuel do). Portuguese poet, b. Lisbon, 23 Dec, 1734. He entered the Church, but having translated Molière’s Tartuffe, was accused of heresy (1778), and had to fly for his life from the Inquisition. He wrote many poems and satires under the name of “Filinto Elysio.” Died 25 Feb. 1819.