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ZURITA, Pedro, Mexican Jesuit, born in Puebla about 1690 ; died in Oaxaca in 1739. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1712, and was very proficient in philosophy, which chair he held in the principal college of Mexico till 1727, when he was elected rector of the college in Oaxaca. He published " Elegia et Epigrammata in laudem Academiae Mexicanw, in funere Illmi. Dora. Nicolai Gdmez de Cervantes " (Mexico, 1736); and the following are still in manuscript in the library of the University of Mexico : "Naturalis Philosophiae Explanatio" ; "Funiculus Theologiae Scholasticve"; and "De Summa Trinitate et de Fide Divina."
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