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Dom Gonçalo da Silveira
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Dom Gonçalo da Silveira was a Jesuit missionary who served as Provincial of India between 1556 and 1559. He was born on 23 February 1526 in Almeirim, near Lisbon. He took orders in the Society of Jesus on 1 November 1544, at Coimbra, where he spent the best part of his studies and work as a Jesuit priest prior to his departure for India in 1556. Dom Gonçalo gained his Doctorate of Theology at the University in Gandia, starting in March 1550.

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Nickel, Gordon, “Dom Gonçalo da Silveira”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 08 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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