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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Diego de Empáran (1718–c. 1807)

Empáran, Diego de (em-pär’än). A distinguished Mexican controversial writer; born in Puebla, April 5, 1718; died in Ravenna, Italy, about 1807. His book ‘The Jesuits and the Pope’ (1746), published soon after entering the priesthood, gained him five years’ imprisonment, and ultimate deposition from the priesthood. His work was burned by the executioner; the single copy saved from the flames is now in the National Academy in Mexico. His works include: ‘The Tombs of Mohammed and Christ’; ‘Voltaire and his School’; ‘Science and Superstition’; and ‘Religion and Hygiene.’