Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Sebastião Manrique
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The circumstances of Sebastião Manrique’s birth and early life are not known, except that he was born in Porto and that he was professed in the monastery of the Augustinian Friars in Goa in 1604 (Machado, Biblioteca Lusitania, p. 629). Nothing is known about his life after this until his Itinerario begins on 8 May 1628, with his departure from Cochin for Bengal. Between 1629 and 1646, he travelled around Bengal and the…

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Didier, Hugues, “Sebastião Manrique”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>

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