Hermenegildo Capelo

Hermenegildo Capelo

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hermenegildo de Brito Capelo was born in Palmela, Portugal, in 1841, and died in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1917. He was an officer in the Portuguese Navy and a Portuguese explorer, helping to chart territory between Angola and Mozambique in southern Central Africa that was unknown to Europeans in the 1870s and 1880s. Alongside Roberto Ivens, he is famous for being the first European to cross Central Africa from coast to coast between Angola and Mozambique. Hermenegildo Capelo later rose to become aide-de-camp to King Luis I of Portugal and afterwards to King Carlos I and, later still, vice-admiral. His military career ended in 1910 when King Manuel II of Portugal was exiled.show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135926608
  • 9786135926606