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This knight was captain of Pedro Alvares Cabral´s fleet (1500). During the Muslim attack on the Trading Post of Calecut, he saved the life of António Correia, who was the son of Aires Correia. Perhaps as a result of this feat, when he returned to Lisbon, he became Storekeeper of the Storehouse of the Armadas. In 1518, a reference was made to his receiving the Order of Christ.

Bibliography:
Silva, Pedro Courelas da, ?O Capitão e os Armadores da nau Anunciada?, in Descobridores do Brasil ? Exploradores do Atlântico e Construtores da Índia, João Paulo Oliveira e Costa (coord.), Lisboa, SHIP, 2000, pp. 215-222.

Teresa Lacerda
Translated by: Maria João Pimentel


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