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Frei Diogo de Castilho
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Diogo de Castilho

Date of Birth: Unknown

Place of Birth: Tomar, Portugal

Date of Death: Unknown; mid-16th century

Place of Death: Unknown


Frei Diogo de Castilho was a monk in the Cistercian monastery of Alcobaça. This information is found on the front page of his only known work, Livro da origem dos turcos (1538), a treatise on the genesis of the Ottoman dynasty. The 19th-century Portuguese poet António Feliciano de Castilho affirms…

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Bettini, Clelia, “Frei Diogo de Castilho”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 10 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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