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Diogo Lopes
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Diogo Lopes de Sequeira

Date of Birth: 1466

Place of Birth: Alandroal, Portugal

Date of Death: 14 October 1530

Place of Death: Alandroal, Portugal


Diogo Lopes de Sequeira was of noble birth and a supporter of King Manuel I of Portugal (r. 1495-1521). In 1508, he was sent by the king to Madagascar in order to assess its commercial potential. He continued on eastwards and he landed at Malacca in…

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Chesworth, John, “Diogo Lopes”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 06 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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