Risco, Manuel

, a learned Spanish ecclesiastic of the Augustine order, was born at Haro about 1730, and acquired such reputation for knowledge in ecclesiastical history, that he was appointed by the king, Charles III. to continue that history of which Florez published 29 Vols. 4to. To these he accordingly added six volumes more, written, according to our authority, with equal ability, and equal liberality of sentiment. Some notice of this work, entitled “Espana Sagrada,” is taken in our account of Florez. Risco died about the end of the last century, but the exact time is not specified. 3