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Souza Bokelho

Souza-Bokelho DOM JOSE MARIA (1758-1825), diplomatist, was of illustrious Portuguese descent, and was born at Oporto and educated at Coimbra. He entered the army in 1778, and left it in 1791, having obtained some recognition of his diplomatic abilities. He was successively minister of Portugal in Sweden, France, and England, and showed great firmness, patriotism and tact. He was an enthusiastic admirer of Camoens, and published a splendid edition of that poet's works. There was also a JEAN DE SOUZA (1730-1812), a Portuguese historian, who wrote some works on the Arabic tongue and on Portuguese history.