Anthroponyms seta ALEMÃO, Pêro

He was a crew member of one of the ships in the fleet commanded by Lançarote de Lagos in 1445, which had set as one of its goals the revenge of Gonçalo Sintra?s death occurred in 1444 in the Island of Tidra. After the first assault to the island, a group of Portuguese, in which Pêro Alemão was included, returned to take some Moor prisoners. Zurara, a Portuguese chronicler, wrote that he was not sure if the name ?Pêro? meant a German origin or if it was just a nickname.

Bibliography:
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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