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Francisco Rodrigues Silveira
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Francisco Rodrigues Silveira was born in Lamego, northern Portugal. He must have been born around 1558, as he mentions that he was 27 years old when he went into service in India in 1585. We have no information about his childhood or youth, but he claims that on arrival in India he was already a seasoned soldier, which leads to the assumption that he had earlier militar…

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Castro, Tiago, “Francisco Rodrigues Silveira”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 06 June 2020 <>

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