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José d’Acosta (1540–1600)

Acosta, José d’ (ä-kos’tä). A Spanish Jesuit historian; born at Medina del Campo, Old Castile, 1540; died at Salamanca, Feb. 15, 1600. Besides various theological works, he wrote ‘Natural and Moral History of the Indies’ (1590), which was translated into several European languages. He visited Peru and Rome, resided for some time in Mexico, and was head of the Jesuits’ College at Valladolid and of the college at Salamanca.