Castro, Alphonsus De

, a Spanish divine, was a native of Zamora, and of the order of St. Francis. He flourished in the sixteenth century, under the reigns of the emperor Charles V. and Philip II. and accompanied the latter into England when his majesty married queen Mary. De Castro after this appears to have resided in the | Netherlands, and was there promoted to the archbishopric of Compostella; but before he could receive the necessary documents from the pope, he died at Brussels, Feb. 13, 1558, in the sixty-third year of his age. His works were printed at Paris in 1578, folio. The principal and most valued was his “Treatise against Heresies,” a work partly historical, and partly controversial. 1


Dupin. Antonio Bib!. Hisp. —Moreri.