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Alvise da Ca’ da Mosto
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Alvise Cadamosto

Date of Birth: Between 1426 and 1432

Place of Birth: Venice

Date of Death: 16 July, 1483

Place of Death: En route to Rovigo, Italy


Alvise da Ca’ da Mosto was a 15th-century Venetian merchant-navigator, best known for his travels to and account of the Upper Guinea coast. Ca’ da Mosto is thought to have been born in Venice between 1426 and 1432 as one of the sons of a nobleman, Giovanni da Ca’ da Mosto (Verrier, Voyages en Afrique n…

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Frederiks, Martha, “Alvise da Ca’ da Mosto”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 03 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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