Gon Alo Coelho

Gon Alo Coelho

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Gon alo Coelho (fl. 1501-04) was a Portuguese explorer who belonged to a prominent family in northern Portugal. He commanded two expeditions (1501-02 and 1503-04) which explored much of the coast of Brazil. In 1501 Coelho was sent on an expedition to follow up on Pedro lvares Cabral's discovery of Brazil. On 10 May, he sailed from Lisbon as "Captain General" of three caravels. Among his crew was a Florentine resident in Seville, Amerigo Vespucci. On 17 August his expedition made landfall off the Brazilian coast at about 5 S. The fleet continued south, reaching Guanabara bay (23 S) on New Year's Day 1502, naming it "Rio de Janeiro." They sailed two degrees further south (reaching modern Canan ia) before leaving Brazil on 13 February 1502. Only one of the three caravels returned to Lisbon, arriving there on 7 September.show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 231g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135927116
  • 9786135927115