Andre de Resende

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André de Resende the father of archaeology
Archaeology
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 in Portugal
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, a Dominican
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 friar
Friar
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.

He spent many years traveling in Spain
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, France
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 and Belgium
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, where he corresponded with Erasmus and other learned men. He was also intimate with King John III
John III of Portugal
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 and his sons, and acted as tutor to the Infante D. Duarte.

Resende enjoyed considerable fame in his lifetime, but modern writers have shown that he is neither accurate nor scrupulous. In Portuguese he wrote:
  1. Historia da antiguidade da cidade de Evora (ibid. 1553)
  2. Vida do Infante D. Duarte (Lisbon, 1789)

His chief Latin work is the De Antiquitatibus Lusitaniae (Evora, 1593).

See the "Life" of Resende in Farinha's Collecção das antiguidades de Evora (1785), and a biographical-critical article by Rivara in the Revista Litteraria (Oporto, 1839), iii. 340-62; also Cleynaerts
Nicolas Cleynaerts
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, Latin Letters.

He is buried in the chapel of the right transept of the Cathedral of Évora
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, Portugal.