CORREIA, Gaspar. 1495/96 — Malacca or Goa 1563?. Portuguese Historian of Colonial India. In the age of 16 went to India in 1512/14. Served as soldier and became secretary of Afonso de Albuquerque. In 1526/29? back in Lisbon, then in Cochin. Some claim that he was murdered in Malacca on the orders of Estâvão da Gama. His work is important, because he has sources not available to Castanheda and Barros.

Publications: Lendas da India. MS., publ. only in 1858-66 in 8 volumes.

Sources: Grande Encycl. Portuguesa e Brazileira 7; Wikipedi


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