Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Sebastião Gonçalves
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Date of Birth: Around 1556

Place of Birth: Ponte de Lima

Date of Death: 23 March 1619

Place of Death: Goa


Sebastião Gonçalves was born in Ponte de Lima, a small village in the north of Portugal. As a young man he studied at the Jesuit College in Évora, where he was considered one of the best students in his class. In 1574, he entered the Jesuit novitiate, and finally in 1588, after interruptions away from the college, he took his priestly vows.


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Frederico Dias Antunes, Luís, “Sebastião Gonçalves”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 28 January 2020 <>

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