Francisco Serr O

Francisco Serr O

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Francisco Serr o (died 1521) was a Portuguese explorer and a cousin of Ferdinand Magellan. His 1512 voyage was the first known European sailing east past Malacca through Indonesia and the Indies. He became a member of the Sultan Bayan Sirrullah, the ruler of Ternate, becoming his personal advisor. He remained in Ternate where he died around the same time Magellan died.Serr o served as captain of one of three vessels (and second in overall command under Ant nio de Abreu sent from Malacca by Afonso de Albuquerque to find the Spice Islands of Banda in Maluku in 1511.Banda was the world's only source of nutmeg and mace, spices used as flavourings, medicines, preserving agents, that were at the time highly valued in European markets.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135958224
  • 9786135958225