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Sousa, Francisco de (1754 - 1849)

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Francisco Felix de Sousa (1754 – 1849) was a slave trader from Brazil of Lagos (modern Nigeria) descent. He was an African-Brazilian[1] who has been called "the greatest Portuguese slave trader".[2] Marketing slaves in the Dahomey region, now known as the Republic of Benin, he was known for his extravagance and reputably had at least 80 children and 1000 women in his harem.[3] De Sousa continued to market slaves after the trade was abolished.[2] He was apparently so trusted by locals in Dahomey that he was awarded the status of "King" or "chief."[1] Although a devout Catholic, he practised the local Vodun cult and even had his own family Vodun cult.[1] He was buried in Dahomey.[1]...

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