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Sebastien Manrique

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Nationality  Portuguese
Known for  Missionary, traveler
Occupation  Augustinian monk
Born  c. 1590Porto, Portugal
Died  1669, London, United Kingdom

Fray Sebastien Manrique (Portuguese: Sebastião Manrique; c. 1590 – 1669) was a Portuguese missionary and traveler. He traveled around countries of the East for about sixteen years during 1628–1643. In 1653, he published his work, titled Itinerate Rio Dila Missionery Del India Oriental, in Rome.

Manrique traveled to India and reached Dhaka in September 1640 to inspect the Portuguese Catholic Church. He spent about 27 days in Dhaka.

Later Manrique visited Portuguese establishments in Diang and Chittagong. He left India in 1641 and reached home in July 1643.

He was murdered in 1669 in London.

References

Sebastien Manrique Wikipedia


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