Azevedo, Silvestre De
Azevedo, Silvestre De a Portuguese Dominican, was sent to Malacca, and entered the kingdom of Cambay about 1580, when he softened the heart of the reigning prince and induced him to grant him permission to preach the Gospel. He converted many, and died in 1587. It is said that the king before permitting him to preach required of him a Treatise on the Mysteries of the Faith in the language of Cambay, which he executed in 1585; but the work is unknown in Europe. See Landon, Eccles. Dict. s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.