OLIVEIRA, João de

OLIVEIRA, João de. Daman 1595 — after 1641. Father. S.J. Portuguese (or Indian?) Priest and Missionary in Ladakh and India. Joined Jesuits when 17 and from 1626 in Mughal Mission. Until 1831 stayed in Tsaparang, then went with Azevedo to Leh and returned to Agra. Publications: A few letters. Sources:…

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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…

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MANRIQUE, Sebastian

MANRIQUE, Sebastian (Sebastien). c. 1590? — London 1669. Portuguese Augustinian monk and Missionary in India. Arriving in ship from Goa in 1612 he started with three other missionaries the catholic mission in Bengal. During 13 years in India he saw and described many little known places. From Bengal he visited…

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LOPES, David Mello

LOPES, David Mello. ?.4.1867 — 19??. Portuguese Historian of India. “Son of Jose Amaro Lopes, educated at Lisbon (Curso Superior de Letras) and at É.L.O.V. in Paris. Appointed, in 1895, Professor of the French Language at the Lyceum Central, in 1901, Professor of French Language and Literature to the Curso…

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HENRIQUEZ, Henrique

HENRIQUEZ, Henrique (Anrique Anriquez, Aṇṭiṟīkku Aṭikaḷār). Vila Viçosa, Evora 1520 — Punnaikkayal 6.2.1600. S.J. Portuguese (of Jewish origin) Priest and Missionary, in India 1546-1600. Rejected by Franciscans because of his Jewish background he studied Canon Law at Coimbra and in 1545 joined the S.J. In 1546 ordained as a priest…

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GRACIAS, João Baptista Amâncio

GRACIAS, João Baptista Amâncio. Loutulim, Goa 8.4.1872 — Goa 20.9.1950. Portuguese Historian. Brother of —> C. F. X. Gracias. Educated in Nova Goa, studies at Bombay University. Civil servant in India, Moçambique, Angola and Cabo Verde, after 35 years’ service retired in 1933. From 1900 member of Lisbon Academy of…

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GRACIAS, Caetano Francisco Xavier

GRACIAS, Caetano Francisco Xavier. Loutulim, Salcete, India 27.6.1865 — ibid. 15.10.1944. Portuguese Physician, Botanist, and Historian. Son of Joaquim Sebastião do Rosario da Piedade Gr. and Maria Justina Lucia de Santissima Trindade Borges, brother of —> J. B. A. Gracias. Graduated in 1892 from Escola Médico-Cirúrgica de Nova Goa. From…

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GRACIAS, Bernardino João Salvador

GRACIAS, Bernardino João Salvador. Nova Goa (Panaji) 1.4.1889 — Lisbon 17.9.1966. Portuguese Linguist and Indologist. Born in India, son of José António Ismael Gracias and Maria Lucina Pacheco, of ancient Portuguese family in Goa. Came to Portugal in 1910 and studied German, law, archival and military sciences, etc. in Lisbon.…

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GÓIS, Bento de (Benedictus Goes)

GÓIS, Bento de (Benedictus Goes). Vila-Franca-do-Campo, Ilha de S. Miguel (Azores) 1562 — Suzhou, Gansu, China 11.4.1607. S.J. Portuguese Missionary and Traveller in India and China. Originally a jew, baptized in 1572 as Luís Gonçalves, took the name B. de G., when joined the S.J. as lay brother. Came to…

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GODINHO, Manuel

GODINHO, Manuel. Montalvão 1630 (1632?) — Loures 1712. S.J. Portuguese Priest and Missionary in India. Became novice of the S.J. in Coimbra 1645, joined the Indian mission. In December 1662 left for Portugal by land, visited Persia, Mesopotamia and Syria, and arrived at Cascais in October 1663. Also carried diplomatic…

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