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Cardoso, Mattheus
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(1584, Lisbon – 1625, São Salvador, Congo) entered the Jesuit novitiate in 1598. Following his studies, ordination, and a number of years as lecturer in the Jesuit college at Evora, he was sent to Angola in 1617 and taught there at the college of Luanda. In the year 1619, Cordoso spent nine months in the Kongo Kingdom in the company of Friar Duarte Vaz. He drew up plans to open a college in the capital, Mbanza Kongo (São Salvador), and translated a standard Portuguese catechism with corresponding prayers into Kikongo, thereby enlisting…

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Hastings, Adrian, “Cardoso, Mattheus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_02755>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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