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Duarte Pacheco Pereira
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Duarte Pacheco Pereira was a Portuguese captain, explorer and cartographer. Born in 1460 in Lisbon to João Pacheco and Isabel Pereira, he served in his youth as personal squire to King João II of Portugal. As an adult, he gained fame as an explorer.

Pereira made extensive explorations of the west coast of Africa. In 1488, his ship sank near the island of Principe but he was rescued by Bartolomew Dias, with whom h…

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Newitt, Malyn, “Duarte Pacheco Pereira”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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