Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Francisco Coutinho
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Francisco Coutinho was a descendant of the line of the Coutinhos who had been marshals of Portugal in the 15th century. He distinguished himself in his captaincy of Arzila, North Africa, in which he followed his father, and when King João III decided to abandon the town, he led the retreat in 1549-50. The king rewarded him for this, and confirmed him as third Count of Redondo. He was an i…

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Vila-Santa, Nuno, “Francisco Coutinho”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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