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).