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1505 ca1576
the Portuguese governor of Portuguese Gold Coast (1529–15??) and Portuguese India (1540–1542). He commanded the fleet that entered the Red Sea, with the intent of attacking the Ottoman fleet in its harbor at Suez, leaving Goa December 31, 1540 and reaching Aden January 27, 1541. Explored Trindade and Martim Vaz islands, Indian Ocean
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