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Luís Lopes de Sequeira (died 4 September 1681) was a military commander in Portuguese Angola. Of mixed Portuguese and Angolan descent, he rose to the rank of captain-general of the forces in the colony, and led the army that defeated and killed King António I of Kongo at the Battle of Mbwila on 29 October 1665.[1]

Sequeira died in the Battle of Katole on 4 September 1681.

Sequeira is the subject of a play by José Mena Abrantes, Sequeira, Luís Lopes ou o mulato dos prodígios (first performed 1995).[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Filipa Ribeiro da Silva, Dutch and Portuguese in Western Africa (Leiden, 2011), p. 128.
  2. Luís Mitras, "Theatre in Portuguese-Speaking African Countries", in A History of Theatre in Africa, edited by Martin Banham (Cambridge University Press, 2004), p. 396.

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