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Booktitle:

Diogo Cão

Alphascript Publishing (2010-07-27 )

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ISBN-13:

978-613-0-83056-4

ISBN-10:
6130830564
EAN:
9786130830564
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Diogo Cão was a Portuguese explorer and one of the most remarkable navigators of the Age of Discovery, who made two voyages sailing along the west coast of Africa in the 1480s.He is well known in Angola, because of him the country was a Portuguese colony & has close ties with Portugal . He was born in Vila Real (some say in Évora), at the middle of the 15th century, ca. 1450, the illegitimate son of Álvaro Fernandes/Gonçalves Cão, Fidalgo of the Royal Household, himself the illegitimate son of Gonçalo Cão. He was the first European known to sight and enter the Congo River and to explore the West African coast between Cape St. Catherine and Cape Cross almost from the equator to Walvis Bay. When King John II of Portugal revived the work of Henry the Navigator, he sent out Cão (about midsummer (?) 1482) to open up the African coast still further beyond the equator. The mouth and estuary of the Congo was now, discovered (perhaps in August 1482), and marked by a Padrão, or stone pillar (still existing, but only in fragments) erected on Shark Point, attesting the sovereignty of Portugal.
Publishing house:
Alphascript Publishing
Website:
https://www.alphascript-publishing.com/
Edited by:
Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster
Number of pages:
104
Published on:
2010-07-27
Stock:
Available
Category:
The Middle Ages
Price:
39.00 €
Keywords:
Diogo, CAO, Navigators, Discovery, Fidalgo, Henry, Padrão, Esquire, Behaim

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