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Francisco de Sousa Tavares
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Francisco de Sousa Tavares was the fourth son of Gonçalo de Sousa Tavares, lord of Mira, a small coastal town. During the reign of King Manuel I (1495-1521), Tavares grew up in and around the court, where he was probably educated in the humanist and the military arts. His older brother was later a key figure in the household of the king’s son Fernando.

Like many other sons of landed nobility, Tavares travelled to the Portuguese Asia…

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Carvalho, Andreia, “Francisco de Sousa Tavares”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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