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Gaspar Xuárez (1731–1804)

Xuárez, Gaspar (Hwä’rās). A South-American botanist, historian, and biographer; born at Santiago del Estero, Paraguay; died at Rome, 1804. Belonging to the order of Jesuits, he devoted himself to teaching philosophy and theology; after the suppression of his order he removed to Italy, where he occupied himself with botany. He wrote: ‘History of Buenos Ayres,’ and ‘Dissertations,’ both remaining in MS.; ‘Life of St. Francis Xavier’; etc.