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Salvador de Mesquita (b. 1646)

Mesquita, Salvador de (mās-kē’tä). A Brazilian poet; born in Rio de Janeiro in 1646; died in Rome, beginning of eighteenth century. His reputation as a poet was assured when he wrote his sacred drama ‘Scarificium Jephtæ’ (1680). His best tragedies are ‘Demetrius,’ ‘Perseus,’ and ‘Prusias of Bithynia’ (1690 to 1700).