NUNIZ, F.

NUNIZ (Nunes), Fernão. 1??? — 15??. Portuguese Merchant in India. In 1535-37 stayed in Vijayanagar and then wrote an account, including a short history of the Vijayanagara Empire. The manuscript came to Portugal and was used by Barros, but then forgotten for many years.

Publications: Ed. together with the account of D. Paes by D. Lopes: Chronica dos Reis de Bisnaga. Lisbon 1897; English by Sewell in his Forgotten Empire. 1900.

Sources: Oaten 1909, 68f.; Wikipedia.

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