Anthroponyms seta LOBO, Agostinho

Merchant established in Macao in the first half of the 17th century, he supported the Society of Jesus in the election of D. Diogo Valente, Bishop of Japan, for Governor of the Bishopric of China in 1623. He served as Commodore for the journey to Japan in 1624 and 1625, and was among the group of neighbours of the city that belonged to Santa Casa da Misericórdia. He is referred to in ?Lista De La gente Efetiua que Ay Em esta Ciudade Assy, Vizinos Como estrauagantes forasteros E gente De lla tierra? of 1625 as being resident in the parish of Sé. He integrated the elite of power, wealth and knowledge of the city, as well as the Elected and Associates in the decade of the 1630s. On April 11, 1633 he replaced Francisco de Lis Velho as travel Administrator to Japan. Between 1631 and 1673, he participated in the debate on the new type of election for travel Administrator to Japan, which was imposed by Viceroy Conde de Linhares upon suggestion of Chief Judge Sebastião Soares Pais.

Bibliography:
BOXER, Charles, O Grande Navio de Amacau, Macau, Fundação Oriente e Museu e Centro de Estudos Marítimos de Macau, 1989. PENALVA, Elsa, Lutas pelo Poder em Macau (c.1590-c.1660), Universidade de Lisboa, 2005 (dissertação de doutoramento policopiada).

Author: Elsa Penalva
Translated by: Ana Pereira


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