Pêro da Covilhã

(c. 1460—1526)

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(fl.1487, d. 1525),

Portuguese explorer, a native of Covilhã (Beira). He left Portugal on 7 May 1487 at the behest of King John II, who wished to ascertain where cinnamon ...

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

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