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Martín Fernández de Figueroa
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Little is known about the life of Martín Fernández de Figueroa, except that he was a member of the minor aristocracy in Salamanca and a relative of Pedro de Añaya (or Anaya), one of the Castilian captains who took part in the construction of a fort in Sofala for Manuel I of Portugal in 1505, and in the subsequent Portuguese exploration and conquest in the Indian Ocean. The Conquista is the story of his travels, but in its final version …

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and Rafael Perez, Manuel Fernández Chaves, “Martín Fernández de Figueroa”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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