Alvise Cadamosto

1432 - 1488

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Alvise Cadamosto or Alvide da Ca' da Mosto (Portuguese pronunciation: [alˈvis kɐðaˈmoʃtu, alˈvizɨ -], also known in Portuguese as Luís Cadamosto; c. 1432 – July 18, 1488) was a Venetian explorer and slave trader, who was hired by the Portuguese prince Henry the Navigator and undertook two known journeys to West Africa in 1455 and 1456, accompanied by the Genoese captain Antoniotto Usodimare. Cadamosto and his companions are credited with the discovery of the Cape Verde Islands and the points along the Guinea coast, from the Gambia River to the Geba River (in Guinea-Bissau), the greatest leap in the Henrican discoveries since 1446. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alvise Cadamosto has received more than 84,458 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Alvise Cadamosto is the 113th most popular explorer (up from 120th in 2019), the 1,334th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,367th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Italian Explorer.

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Among explorers, Alvise Cadamosto ranks 113 out of 405Before him are Pedro Fernandes de Queirós, Heinrich Barth, Bernal Díaz del Castillo, Willem Schouten, Mary Kingsley, and Johann Karl Ehrenfried Kegel. After him are René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Salomon August Andrée, Alexander Mackenzie, George Vancouver, João Gonçalves Zarco, and Isabella Bird.

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Among people born in 1432, Alvise Cadamosto ranks 4Before him are Mehmed the Conqueror, Pope Innocent VIII, and Afonso V of Portugal. After him are Isabel of Coimbra, Anne of Austria, Landgravine of Thuringia, Ahmad ibn Mājid, Bartolomeo Vivarini, Hōjō Sōun, and Luigi Pulci. Among people deceased in 1488, Alvise Cadamosto ranks 5Before him are Andrea del Verrocchio, James III of Scotland, Clarice Orsini, and Francis II, Duke of Brittany. After him are Charles II, Duke of Bourbon, John II, Duke of Bourbon, and Girolamo Riario.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Alvise Cadamosto ranks 1,334 out of 4,088Before him are Andrew, Duke of Calabria (1327), Angelo Scola (1941), Alfredo Ottaviani (1890), Cristofano Allori (1577), Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily (1784), and Anthony Maria Zaccaria (1502). After him are Maurus Servius Honoratus (363), Giovanni Battista Morgagni (1682), Archduke Rainer Joseph of Austria (1783), Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (1727), Thomas of Celano (1185), and Tazio Nuvolari (1892).

Among EXPLORERS In Italy

Among explorers born in Italy, Alvise Cadamosto ranks 10Before him are John Cabot (1450), Antonio Pigafetta (1492), Giovanni da Verrazzano (1485), Giovanni Battista Belzoni (1778), Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza (1852), and Sebastian Cabot (1484). After him are Bartholomew Columbus (1460), Niccolò de' Conti (1395), Alejandro Malaspina (1754), Cristoforo Buondelmonti (1385), Eusebio Kino (1645), and Ippolito Rosellini (1800).