Ant Nio Fernandes

Ant Nio Fernandes

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ant nio Fernandes, or sometimes lvaro Fernandes, was one of the leading Portuguese explorers of the earlier 15th century, the age of Henry the Navigator. He was brought up (as a page or esquire) in the household of Prince Henry, and while still young took an important part in the discovery of Guinea. He was a nephew of Jo o Gon alves Zarco, who had rediscovered the Madeira group in Henry's service (1418-1420), and had become part-governor of Madeira and commander of Funchal; when the expedition of 1445 sailed for West Africa he was entrusted by his uncle with an especially fine caravel, under particular injunctions to devote himself to discovery, the most cherished object of his princely master, so constantly thwarted. Fernandes, as a pioneer, outstripped all other servants of the prince at this time.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613593144X
  • 9786135931440