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Diogo Gomes
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Diogo Gomes de Sintra, Diogo Gomes de Cintra

Date of Birth: Early 15th century

Place of Birth: Unknown; Portugal

Date of Death: Unknown; between 1482 and December 6, 1502

Place of Death: Unknown; possibly Sintra


Diogo Gomes was a 15th-century Portuguese explorer, best known for his exploration of the Gambia estuary and his claim to have ‘discovered’ the island of Santiago, Cape Verde (Gomes, De la première découverte, p. 54).

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Frederiks, Martha, “Diogo Gomes”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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