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Luís Fróis
Luís Fróis
(1532 – 8 July 1597) was a Portuguese missionary. He was born in Lisbon
and in 1548 joined the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). In 1563, he arrived in Japan
to engage in missionary work, and in the following year arrived in Kyoto, meeting Ashikaga Yoshiteru who was then shōgun. In 1569, he befriended Oda Nobunaga
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
(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). Frois witnessed the end of Nobunaga, from his church across the street from Honno-ji, writing an account afterward.[1]

Nihonshi, manuscript page.

See also[edit]

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


^ Sato, Hiroaki (1995). Legends of the Samurai. New York: Overlook Duckworth. p. 243-245. ISBN 9781590207307. 

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

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