Diogo de Arruda

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Diogo de Arruda was a noted Portuguese
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 architect
Architect
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 active during the early years of the 16th century.

Diogo de Arruda was the master builder of the Convento de Cristo
Convent of the Order of Christ
The Convent of the Order of Christ is a religious building and Roman Catholic building in Tomar, Portugal, originally a Templar stronghold built in the 12th century...

 in Tomar
Tomar
Tomar Municipality has a total area of 351.0 km² and a total population of 43,007 inhabitants.The municipality is composed of 16 parishes, and is located in Santarém District...

, Portugal between 1510 and 1513.

Other notable family members included his brother, Francisco de Arruda and his uncle, Miguel de Arruda.