Anthroponyms seta LEITE, João

Born in Santarém, this knight left for the East as captain of the fleet of Pêro de Anhaia in 1505. Nevertheless, his was a short career in the Carreira da Índia for he died (victim of a fishing expedition) while still sailing the Atlantic Ocean.

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 das Mercês Pacheco


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