Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Heitor Furtado de Mendonça
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Heitor Furtado de Mendonça was a Portuguese Inquisitor responsible for the first activities of the Portuguese Holy Office in Brazil. There is little information about his life, though something of his personality is shown in his relationships with the people of the Brazilian colony during the years 1591-5, when he was active in the north-eastern parts of the colony.

Heitor Furtado was born in Montemor, a small Portuguese villag…

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Ribeiro, Eneida, “Heitor Furtado de Mendonça”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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