unknown1499, Apr 28
appointed by King John II of Portugal in 1492 Captain-major (governor) of the Portuguese colony of São Tomé and Príncipe which had been discovered 22 years earlier. He was told to settle and "Christianize" the then deserted island with his family and friars, and was apparently given the children of Spanish Jewish refugees who were married to Black people from the Congo. Explored São Tomé and Príncipe islands
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