Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Luis Mariano
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Luis Mariano was born in Bréscia, Italy, in approximately 1580. Nothing is known of his childhood or education before 1600, when he entered the Society of Jesus. From 1610, he actively participated in their missionary work in eastern Africa.

Mariano accompanied Captain Rodrigues da Costa on board the Nossa Senhora da Esperança, setting out from Goa in 1614 en route to Madagascar. During 1614-16, they undertook a visit …

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Bechtloff, Dagmar, “Luis Mariano”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>

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