Talk:Garcia de Orta

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I don't have time to work with the capitalizations used in this article, but I'd imagine they could use some work where languages, nationalities and ethnic labels are used. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by ThatDamnDave (talkcontribs) 18:45, 6 May 2005 (UTC)

Revised version of article[edit]

The revised version is based mostly on C. R. Boxer's work, which is well documented (and itself partly based on Carvalho). The following details have gone because they aren't in Boxer. If anyone wants to put them back, a citation would be nice:

He befriended the great mathematician Pedro Nunes. As a well known clinician, he ascended to the position of Royal Physician to the King of Portugal, John III of Portugal. He was appointed Chair of Natural philosophy at the University of Coimbra in 1530.
Boxer says he was at Lisbon University.
He befriended the Poet Luís Vaz de Camões.
If this is evident from Camões's poem, I'll put it back in.
He established himself in his estate at Bombay (See Bombay Castle) where he built his botanical garden, library and museum.
Boxer says he seldom went to Bombay and sublet his property there.
He married a rich old-christian woman, Brianda de Solis
Boxer says she was a New Christian.
His books were also censured and burnt.
Boxer says there's no evidence of this. Garcia's book is rare but not that rare considering its date and origin.
As he put it in his famous book, "it was enough to see well in order to do good science."
Well, I'm reading it now, and if this is really in it I'll put it back in the article! Andrew Dalby 21:23, 26 July 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Typos in a quote from de Orta's Colóquios[edit]

There are several typos in the quote from de Orta's Colóquios in the section 'Work':

The sentence "The Portuguese, who navigate over a greater part of the world only procedure a knowledge of now best to dispose of that merchandise of what they bring here and what they shall take back. "

should actually be "The Portuguese, who navigate over a greater part of the world only procure a knowledge of how best to dispose of that merchandise of what they bring here and what they shall take back. "

My correction is based on the translation of Orta's Colóquios at page 86 of de Orta's Colóquios

I'm going to go ahead and fix the typos, since it is pretty clear it was just a transcription error, but I wanted to document where I verified the information, in case anyone is interested.

DlronW (talk) 00:23, 29 October 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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In 1565 an inquisitorial court was opened in Goa. Active persecution against Jews, secret Jews, Hindus and New Christians began.
During his lifetime, Orta had been protected from the Goa Inquisition by his friend and patron, Martim Afonso de Sousa, Governor-General of Portuguese India from 1542 to 1545.[17]

How could De Sousa protect Garcia from an institution that wasn't even established yet? I have not removed it because it is referenced, but I see a contradiction. --Error (talk) 20:03, 17 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

He died before the inquisition and the protection evidently refers to that of his mother and sisters - see Shyamal (talk) 14:27, 18 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]