Miguel Corte-Real

Miguel Corte-Real

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Miguel Corte-Real (Portuguese pronunciation c. 1448 - 1502 was a Portuguese explorer who charted about 600 miles of the coast of Labrador. In 1501 he disappeared while on an expedition and was believed lost at sea. Miguel Corte-Real was a son of Jo o Vaz Corte-Real and a brother of explorer Gaspar Corte-Real. Gaspar explored Greenland in 1499. He stayed there for several months with his team before icebergs forced them to return to Portugal. In 1500, Gaspar set out again with Miguel. The Corte-Real brothers kidnapped and enslaved 57 First Nations people and charted about 600 km of coastline of what is now Labrador. Gaspar sent Miguel with two ships back to Portugal. Following this, Gaspar was never heard from again. In May 1502, Miguel set out on an expedition to search for his brother, but he, too, disappeared, although two of the three ships returned to Portugal after they were separated. He is thought to have perished in a storm. The sole surviving brother, Vasco Anes Corte-Real, wanted to sail in search of his brothers, but the King of Portugal would not fund such an expedition.
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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135927612
  • 9786135927610