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Manuel da Nóbrega
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Manuel da Nóbrega was born in Minho, north of Porto, Portugal, in 1517, the son of a judge, Baltasar da Nóbrega. He studied canon law in Coimbra (1538-41) and humanities in Salamanca. In 1544, he joined the Society of Jesus, and he was appointed to head the first group of Jesuits in South America. He travelled to Brazil, and established his headquarters in the newly fou…

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Ribeiro, Eneida, “Manuel da Nóbrega”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 09 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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