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Garcia de Orta, Garcia d'Orta
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Garcia da Orta

Date of Birth: About 1501

Place of Birth: Castelo de Vide, Portugal

Date of Death: 1568

Place of Death: Goa, India


Garcia da Orta was born into a Converso family of Jewish origins around the beginning of the 16th century in the south of Portugal near the Spanish border. He attended the universities of Salamanca and Alcalá de Henares and returned to Portugal sometime around 1523, where he practis…

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Resende, Vasco, “Garcia de Orta, Garcia d'Orta”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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