Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Baltasar Barreira
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Baltasar Barreira was born in Lisbon in 1531. At the age of 25, he joined the Society of Jesus and served for a number years in Portugal before being sent abroad as a missionary. Biographers describing his Portuguese ministry especially laud his compassion and care for the sick during the 1569 plague epidemic in Lisbon (‘Barreira, Balthazar’, in Rose (ed.), A new general biographical dictionary, p. 223).

In 1577, Barreira was sent to…

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Frederiks, Martha, “Baltasar Barreira”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 29 September 2020 <>

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