Anthroponyms seta HOMEM, Heitor

In 1436, he sailed with Afonso Gonçalves de Baldaia to the River of Gold, where he helped to explore the backlands with Diogo Lopes de Almeida. Gomes Eanes de Zurara, in his ?Crónica da Guiné? [chronicle of Guinea], says that he met him later when he was already a nobleman. In 1445, a man called Heitor Homem, squire in the service of Prince Henry, held the position of supervisor of construction of castles, towns and villages in the county of Beira. However, it is not certain that this refers to the same person.

Bibliography:
SOUSA, João Silva de, A Casa Senhorial do Infante D. Henrique, Livros Horizonte, Lisboa, 1991. ZURARA, Gomes Eanes de, Crónica dos feitos notáveis que se passaram na conquista de Guiné por mandado do infante D. Henrique, 2 vols., Lisboa, Academia Portuguesa de História, 1973-1981.

Author: Teresa Lacerda
Translated by: Ana Pereira


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