Anthroponyms seta CABRAL, Lopo

Left for India in 1507 as captain of the fleet of Vasco Gomes de Abreu. The following year he is the captain of the São Gião ship, which connected Mozambique to Sofala. This function obeyed to orders issued by the Realm, which commanded that this captain, as well as Rui Gonçalves de Valadares, Pedro Lourenço and João Chanoca, once arrived at the eastern coast of Africa, should remain under the authority of the captain of the fortress and keep the traffic of gold from reaching the Red Sea and India.

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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