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Francisco Manuel de Mello (1608–1666)

Melo or Mello, Francisco Manuel de (mā’lō or mel’lō). A Portuguese historian and poet; born at Lisbon, Nov. 23, 1608; died there, 1666. He served with distinction in the Spanish army in Flanders; was imprisoned for nine years, and banished to Brazil, on a false charge of murder. He wrote sometimes in Spanish, sometimes in Portuguese. Among his voluminous works are: ‘History of the Disturbances, Separation, and War of Catalonia, in the Time of Philip IV.’ (1645); ‘The Three Muses of Melodino’ (1649), containing his poems, mostly satirical and comic.