Andrada, Antonio D
ANDRADA, an-drɑ̄´dɑ, ANTONIO D’: Jesuit missionary; b. at Villa de Oleiros, Alemtejo, Portugal, about 1580; d. at Goa Mar. 16, 1634. He went to the missions in the East Indies, became superior of the missions of Mongolia, and made two journeys into Tibet,
being one of the first Europeans to penetrate that land. He published an account of his first journey (1624) under the title
Novo descubrimento do Graô Catayo o dos Reynos de Tibet (Lisbon, 1626). His letter from Tibet for 1626 was published in Italian (Rome, 1626) and French (Paris, 1629).