Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Constantino de Bragança
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Born in 1528, Constantino de Bragança came from one of the two most powerful noble houses of Portugal (those of Bragança and Aveiro). He was the son of Jaime, 4th Duke of Bragança (1498-1532), and Joana de Mendonça. His half-brother Teodósio was the 5th Duke (1532-63).

Many details of Constantino’s early life are unknown. In 1548, he was nominated as ambassador to the French court. In 1552, he married Maria de Mel…

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Vila-Santa, Nuno, “Constantino de Bragança”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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