Mariana, Juan (15361624)

Mariana, Juan, Spanish historian and political philosopher, born at Talavera; joined the Jesuits in 1554, and taught in their colleges in Rome, Sicily, and Paris; returning to Toledo he gave himself to literature; his “History of Spain” appeared in 1592 and 1605, theological writings incurred persecution, and his greatest work, “De Rege et Regis Institutione,” in which he defended the right of the people to cast out a tyrant, was condemned by the general of his order (15361624).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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