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 Navigatione de Lisbona a Callichut
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Navigatione de Lisbona a Callichut

‘Voyage from Lisbon to Calicut’

Navigatione de Lisbona a Callichut

Date: Early 16th century

Original Language: Italian


In 1500, Manuel I, King of Portugal, commissioned a fleet of 12 ships to be sent to India and East Africa. The expedition was to be led by Pedro Álvares Cabral and included some Franciscan friars and clergy, who were to remain in India. The king instructed Cabral to build a factory in…

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Chesworth, John, “ Navigatione de Lisbona a Callichut”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 11 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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