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)

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