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a Portuguese explorer who became, in 1637, the first European to travel up the entire length of the Amazon River. Teixeira was born at Cantanhede; the date of his birth is unknown. His exploits are considered remarkable even by today's standards. Because of Teixeira and other Portuguese who pushed into the depths of the Amazon, Portugal was able to obtain far more of South America from their Spanish competitors than the Treaty of Tordesillas had granted in 1494. Teixeira`s expedition became the first simultaneously to travel up and down the Amazon River. He was called by the Indian natives Curiua-Catu, meaning The Good and Friendly White Man.
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Pedro Teixeiraunknown1637
 
16391641, Jul 4

Tomas de Cardonaunknown1611
 
1639unknown
 a rich explorer, trader, and teacher of Spanish royal palace from the 17th century, who invested ...
Tenjiku Tokubei16121626
 
16391692 ca
 a Japanese adventurer and writer of the early 17th century. He traveled to Southeast and South As...
Jean Nicolet1598 ca1610
 
16421642, Nov 1
 a French coureur des bois noted for exploring Green Bay of Lake Michigan, in what is now the U.S....
Hendrik Brouwer15811606
 
16431643, Aug 7
 a Dutch explorer, admiral, and colonial administrator both in Japan and the Dutch East Indies. He...
Myles Standish1584 ca1603
 
16561656, Oct 3
 an English military officer hired by the Pilgrims as military adviser for Plymouth Colony. He acc...
Antonio Raposo Tavares15981618
 
16581658
 Explored Paraguay River, part of the Andes mountain range, Grande River, MamorĂ© River, Madeira R...
Abel Tasman16031633
 
16591659, Oct 10
 a Dutch seafarer, explorer, and merchant, best known for his voyages of 1642 and 1644 in the serv...
Abraham Blauvelt1600 ca1630
 
16631663 ca
 a Dutch privateer and explorer mapping much of Central America in the 1630s, after whom both the ...
Jean-Baptiste Tavernier16051630
 
16681689
 a 17th-century French gem merchant and traveler. Tavernier, a private individual and merchant tra...
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