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Cristóvão da Gama

1516 - 1542

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Cristóvão da Gama (c. 1516 – 29 August 1542), anglicised as Christopher da Gama, was a Portuguese military commander who led a Portuguese army of 400 musketeers on a crusade in Ethiopia (1541–1543) against the Adal Muslim army of Imam Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi (also known as Ahmad Gurey) aided by the Ottoman Empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cristóvão da Gama has received more than 162,881 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Cristóvão da Gama is the 883rd most popular military personnel, the 178th most popular biography from Portugal and the most popular Portuguese Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Cristóvão da Gama ranks 883 out of 1,468Before him are Wolfgang Lotz, Oskar von Hutier, Al-Muhallab ibn Abi Sufra, Edward Vernon, Heinrich Ehrler, and Joseph Stilwell. After him are Burkhard Christoph von Münnich, Isamu Chō, Clearchus of Sparta, Semyon Kurkotkin, Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski, and Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel.

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Among people born in 1516, Cristóvão da Gama ranks 7Before him are Mary I of England, Conrad Gessner, Bayinnaung, Margaret Leijonhufvud, Hieronymus Wolf, and William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg. After him are Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, Realdo Colombo, Tabinshwehti, Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox, Söyembikä of Kazan, and John Foxe. Among people deceased in 1542, Cristóvão da Gama ranks 12Before him are Lapu-Lapu, Dosso Dossi, Jane Boleyn, Viscountess Rochford, Thomas Wyatt, Sayyida al Hurra, and Peter Henlein. After him are Malik Muhammad Jayasi, Diego de Almagro II, Ludwig Senfl, Nikolaus Federmann, Gasparo Contarini, and Girolamo Aleandro.

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Among people born in Portugal, Cristóvão da Gama ranks 178 out of 555Before him are Matilda of Savoy, Queen of Portugal (1125), Camilo Castelo Branco (1825), Infanta Maria of Guimarães (1538), Almeida Garrett (1799), Eduardo Souto de Moura (1952), and Nuno Tristão (1500). After him are José Mendes Cabeçadas (1883), Paulo Futre (1966), Gaius Appuleius Diocles (104), Luís Fróis (1532), Theresa of Portugal, Countess of Flanders (1157), and José Saraiva Martins (1932).


Among military personnels born in Portugal, Cristóvão da Gama ranks 1After him are Pedro Teixeira (1585) and Diogo Lopes de Sequeira (1465).