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Gaspar da Cruz
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Gaspar da Cruz was born in Évora, Portugal, at an unknown date, perhaps in the early 1520s. He was admitted to the Dominican Convent of Azeitão near Setúbal, where he completed his religious education and was probably ordained. No details are known about this period of his life. In 1548, he sailed to India with that year’s fleet from Portugal, with a group of Dominicans…

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Loureiro, Rui, “Gaspar da Cruz”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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