Clavijero, Francisco Javier

Clavijero, Francisco Javier

(fränsēs`kō hävyĕr` klävēhā`rō), 1731–87, Mexican scholar and historian. A Jesuit, he taught in Mexico until the expulsion of the order (1767). From his refuge in Italy he wrote several works, the most important being The History of Mexico (tr. 1787), which shows an immense knowledge of Native American languages, customs, and history.
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CLAVIJERO, Francisco Javier Historia antigua de Mexico, prologo de Mariano Cuevas, Mexico, Porrua, 1974.
3) Clavijero, Francisco Javier, Breve descripcion de la Provincia de Mexico de la Compania de Jesus, segun el estado en que se hallaba el ano de 1767, M.