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Alvise Cadamosto

1432 - 1488

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Alvise Cadamosto or Alvise da Ca' da Mosto (Portuguese pronunciation: [alˈvizɨ kɐðaˈmoʃtu], also known in Portuguese as Luís Cadamosto; c. 1432 – 18 July 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 114,821 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Alvise Cadamosto is the 120th most popular explorer (down from 113th in 2019), the 1,468th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,334th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Italian Explorer.

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Among explorers, Alvise Cadamosto ranks 120 out of 405Before him are Pedro de Mendoza, Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, Thomas Cavendish, George Vancouver, Andrés de Urdaneta, and Afanasy Nikitin. After him are Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, João da Nova, Isabella Bird, Salomon August Andrée, Johann Karl Ehrenfried Kegel, and Himilco.

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Among people born in 1432, Alvise Cadamosto ranks 6Before him are Mehmed the Conqueror, Pope Innocent VIII, Afonso V of Portugal, Anne of Austria, Landgravine of Thuringia, and Isabel of Coimbra. After him are Ahmad ibn Mājid, Hōjō Sōun, Bartolomeo Vivarini, 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 Girolamo Riario, John II, Duke of Bourbon, and Charles II, Duke of Bourbon.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Alvise Cadamosto ranks 1,468 out of 4,668Before him are Fabrizio De André (1940), Ubertino of Casale (1259), Rinaldo d'Este (1655), Giovanni Villani (1276), Aurelia Cotta (-120), and Marcia (200). After him are Benedict the Moor (1526), Ludovico III Gonzaga, Marquis of Mantua (1412), John Parricida (1290), Enzo Bearzot (1927), Marisa Pavan (1932), and Joe D'Amato (1936).

Among EXPLORERS In Italy

Among explorers born in Italy, Alvise Cadamosto ranks 11Before him are Giovanni da Verrazzano (1485), Giovanni Battista Belzoni (1778), Antonio Pigafetta (1492), Sebastian Cabot (1484), Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza (1852), and Bartholomew Columbus (1460). After him are Lancelotto Malocello (1270), Cristoforo Buondelmonti (1385), Alejandro Malaspina (1754), Niccolò de' Conti (1395), Eusebio Kino (1645), and Ippolito Rosellini (1800).