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Don Garcí­a de Silva y Figueroa
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Date of Birth: 29 December 1550

Place of Birth: Zafra, province of Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain

Date of Death: 22 July 1624

Place of Death: At sea in the Atlantic Ocean


Don García de Silva y Figueroa is one of the most outstanding personalities through whom to understand Spanish-Iranian relations in the 17th century. As ambassador of King Philip III (r. 1598-1621) to the court of Shah ʿAbbās I (r. 1588-1629), he wrote the Comentarios, a chro…

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F. Cutillas, José, “Don Garcí­a de Silva y Figueroa”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>

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