Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Afonso de Albuquerque
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Afonso de Albuquerque was the second son of Gonçalo de Albuquerque, lord of Vila Verde dos Francos, near Lisbon. His family had connections to the high nobility, which opened doors to the court and royal employment, and he used the opportunity to further his education and gain military advancement. He acquired experience in North Africa, participated in the war against …

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Pelúcia, Alexandra, “Afonso de Albuquerque”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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