Anthroponyms seta FERNANDES, Álvaro

In 1506 he went to India as captain of Tristão da Cunha´s fleet. The information about this knight of the Royal House is unclear. Fernão Lopes de Castanheda states that he is originally from Sintra and the brother of a Gaspar Gonçalves, while João de Barros states that he is a ?Knight from Alvito.? He commanded a ship of boat owners from Lagos. He died prior to reaching Mozambique.

Bibliography:
LACERDA, Teresa, Os Capitães das Armadas da Índia no Reinado de Manuel I ? uma avaliação social, Cascais, Câmara de Cascais, 2008, no prelo.

Author: Teresa Lacerda
Translated by: Maria João Pimentel


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