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Pedro Barrantes Maldonado
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When he was only 11 years old, Pedro Barrantes went to fight in the War of the Comunidades (1520-22) in support of Charles V. He later served as a page at the court of Francisco de Sotomayor, Duke of Béjar, accompanying the duke on the Hungarian campaign against the Turks in 1530. They travelled via Portugal, France, Flanders, Germany and Hungary, which gave him the opp…

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Carabias Torres, Ana María, “Pedro Barrantes Maldonado”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 05 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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