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 Akbar's letter to Philip II of Spain (Philip I of Portugal)
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Letter to Philip II

Jalal-ud-Din Muhammad Akbar

Date: 1582

Original Language: Persian


In 1582, Akbar decided to send two envoys, Sayyid Muzaffar and Abdullah Khan, accompanied by the Jesuit missionary Antonio Monserrate, to Goa and Lisbon. The goal of the embassy was to maintain the interest of the Jesuit hierarchy in the continuation of the mission at the Mughal court, as well as to congratulate Philip II on his accession to…

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Melo, João Vicente, “ Akbar's letter to Philip II of Spain (Philip I of Portugal)”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>

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