Francisco Bethencourt is a Portuguese historian, born in Lisbon in 1955.
He has served as director of the the National Library of Portugal (1996-1998) and Gulbenkian Cultural Center in Paris (1999-2004). He is now Professor of History at King's College London.
- The Inquisition (autor)
- Correspondence and Cultural Exchange in Europe, Portuguese Oceanic Expansion (coeditor)
- Racism and Ethnic Relations in the Portuguese-Speaking World (coeditor)
- Racisms: From the Crusades to the Twentieth Century (autor)