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João de Castro
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João de Castro was the second son of Álvaro de Castro, governor of the Casa do Cível (one of the main tribunals of Portugal). In 1518, he enlisted in the company of the Portuguese fortress of Tangiers, where he remained for six years. He returned to Portugal around 1524 and married Leonor Coutinho. It is believed that in the following years he served in a number of mili…

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de Jesus, Roger Lee , “João de Castro”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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