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LUíS FRóIS (1532 – 8 July 1597) was a Portuguese missionary .

He was born in Lisbon
Lisbon
and in 1548 joined the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). In 1563, he arrived in Japan
Japan
to engage in missionary work, and in the following year arrived in Kyoto
Kyoto
, meeting Ashikaga Yoshiteru who was then Shogun . In 1569, he befriended Oda Nobunaga and stayed in his personal residence in Gifu while writing books for a short while. His works on history were somewhat expanded by Joāo Rodrigues . Among his works was the Treatise (1585) on the contrast of morals between Europe and Japan
Japan
(Tratado em que se contêm muito sucinta e abreviadamente algumas contradições e diferenças de costumes entre a gente de Europa e esta província de Japão). Nihonshi, manuscript page.

SEE ALSO

* Francis Xavier * Francisco Cabral * Alessandro Valignano * List of Westerners who visited Japan
Japan
before 1868

AUTHORITY CONTROL

* WorldCat Identities * VIAF : 44369221 * LCCN : n84194601 * ISNI : 0000 0001 1833 2474 * GND : 118890492 * SUDOC : 032220219 * BNF : cb12329312c (data) * NDL : 00440261

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