Note: Do not rely on this information. It is very old.
Faria y Sousa, Manuel de, born probably at Souto, Portugal, in 1590, and, early attached to the service of the Spanish Court, became secretary of the embassy at Rome in 1631, but retired at the end of three years to devote himself to literary labours in Madrid. His History of Portugal is a valuable work, and is supplemented by three other well-known compilations - El Asia Portuguesa, La Europa Portuguesa, and El Africa Portuguesa. He also produced a lengthy commentary on the Lusiad, and a volume of stilted poems entitled Fuente de Aganippe. He died in 1649.