Damião de Góis

Historian, Composer

1502 – 1574

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Who was Damião de Góis?

Damiao de Góis, born in Alenquer, Portugal, was an important Portuguese humanist philosopher. He was a friend and student of Erasmus. He was appointed secretary to the Portuguese factory in Antwerp in 1523 by King John III of Portugal. He compiled one of the first accounts on Ethiopian Christianity.

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Born
Feb 2, 1502
Alenquer Municipality, Portugal
Also known as
  • Damiao de Gois
Ethnicity
  • Portuguese people
Nationality
  • Portugal
Profession
Died
Jan 30, 1574
Alenquer Municipality, Portugal

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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