GALVÃO, Antonio

GALVÃO, António (A. Galvano). Lisbon 1490? — Lisbon 11.3.1557. Portuguese Historian of Colonial India. Son of the chronicler Duarte G. (c. 1445–1517). From 1527 in the Moluccas, 1536-40 Governor in Terante, established the Portuguese rule in the islands and acted strongly on behalf of mission, destroying temples, etc. His last…

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FIGUEIREDO, Cândido de

FIGUEIREDO, António Pereita Cândido de. Lobão da Beira 19.9.1846 — Lisbon 26.9.1925. Portuguese Linguist, Journalist and Poet interested in India. Son of Francisco de F. After studies of theology and classics worked as a teacher, in 1869-74 studied law at Coimbra. Then worked in the Ministery of Justice. From 1893…

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FARIA, João de

FARIA, João de. 1539 — 1581. S.J. Father. Portuguese Missionary in India. Joined the S.J. in 1563, left for Goa in 1572, came to Madurai in 1578. In India he also worked as an architect, and created the first movable Tamil types at Punicael (Punnaikayal) in 1578 or 1580. Publications:…

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DIAZ, Manuel

DIAZ, Manuel. Alpaham (Aspalham or Alpahão), Porto Alegre 1592 — Morang 3.11.1629. S.J. Portuguese Missionary in India and Tibet. Nephew of another Jesuit of the same name. Became Jesuit in 1608 and left for India 1614. Taught theology and philosophy at Cochin College and in 1627-28 Rector of S. Tomé…

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DALGADO, Sebastião Rodolfo

DALGADO, Sebastião Rodolfo. Assagão, Goa 8.5.1855 — Lisbon 4.4.1922. Monsenhor. Indo-Portuguese Indologist. Son of Ambrose Dalgado, a landowner in Bardez, and Florinda Rosa de Souza. School in Goa, studies of theology at Rachol, ordained as a priest and went to Rome for further studies. Wrote his dissertation at Università di…

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COUTO, Diogo do

COUTO, Diogo do. Lisbon 1542 — Goa 10.12.1616. Portuguese Historian of Colonial India. Son of Gaspardo C. and Isabel Serrão del Castro. Educated by Jesuits, then 1559-69 and, after brief visit to Portugal again from 1571 in military service in India and the East, remaining the rest of his life…

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COSTA DE MACEDO, José Joaquim da

COSTA DE MACEDO, Joaquim José da. Lisbon 25.4.1777 — Golegã 15.3.1867. Portuguese Historian. Librarian, then Academician in Lisbon. Also other important public offices. Publications: Wrote on Portuguese and early colonial history. Sources: Several Portuguese Internet pages; German Wikipedia; photo in www.badw.de/gelehrtengemeinschaft/verstorbene.

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COSTA, Baltasar da

COSTA, Baltasar da. Aldeia Nova (Guarda) 1613 — on sea 21.4.1673. S.J. Father. Portuguese Missionary in India. Joined S.J. in 1627 and, despite of his poor health, was sent to India according to his own eager wish in 1635. From 1640 worked 35 years at Madurai Mission and, unlike —>…

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COSTA, Baltasar da

COSTA, Baltasar da. 1534? — 1580. S.J. Portuguese Missionary in India and Japan. In the age of 17 joined S.J. 1551 in Goa. In 1563 came to Macao (unclear, Pfister is silent about him) and soon continued to Japan. He is also called the founder of the Madurai Mission, but…

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CORREIA, Gaspar

CORREIA, Gaspar. 1492? — Malacca or Goa 1563?. Portuguese Historian of Colonial India. In the age of 16 he went to India in 1512/14. Served as a soldier and became secretary of Afonso de Albuquerque. Around 1529 back to Lisbon, later in Cochin. Some claim that he was murdered in…

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