Theologian and philosopher Portuguese Jesuit, also called the "Lusitanian" to distinguish it from its Spanish namesake Francisco Suárez (Soares in Portuguese). He was born in Torres Vedras and died in Juromennha. He taught philosophy and theology at Coimbra and Évora. His philosophical work is Cursus philosophicus (4 vols., 1651, 1701-03). It is to present a course that, taking into account the best of all the philosophical currents, provide a clear and precise line of all philosophy. He particularly CITES Fonseca and Suárez, though it abounds in original positions.