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Álvaro de Semedo
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Alvarez Semedo, Alvarus de Semedo, Zeng Dezhao, Xie Wulu, Sai Moduo

Date of Birth: 1585 or 1586

Place of Birth: Nisa, Portugal

Date of Death: 1658 or 1659

Place of Death: Beijing


Álvaro Semedo was born in 1585 or 1586 in Nisa, Portugal. He joined the Society of Jesus in 1602 and departed for East Asia in 1608, completing his studies in Goa. He arrived in Nanking in 1613 and spent the majority of his c…

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Morris, James Harry, “Álvaro de Semedo”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>

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