Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Antão de Noronha
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Born around 1520, Antão was the illegitimate son of João de Noronha. His father was captain of Ceuta between 1522 and 1524, and when he died fighting against the Moors Antão’s education was entrusted to two uncles. He served in Ceuta with at least one of them, Afonso, and when this uncle was called back to Portugal in 1549, Antão succeeded him as captain. Then in 1550 h…

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Vila-Santa, Nuno, “Antão de Noronha”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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