Francisco Serrão

1500 - 1521

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Francisco Serrão (died 1521) was a Portuguese explorer and a cousin of Ferdinand Magellan. His 1512 voyage was the first known European sailing east past Malacca through modern Indonesia and the East Indies. He became a confidant of the Sultan Bayan Sirrullah, the ruler of Ternate, becoming his personal advisor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francisco Serrão has received more than 51,240 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Francisco Serrão is the 140th most popular explorer (up from 142nd in 2019), the 125th most popular biography from Portugal (up from 129th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Portuguese Explorer.

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Among explorers, Francisco Serrão ranks 140 out of 405Before him are Enrique of Malacca, Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, Pedro de Mendoza, Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier, John Rolfe, and Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. After him are Samuel Wallis, Hans Staden, Naddodd, Philip Johan von Strahlenberg, Michael Rockefeller, and Frederick de Houtman.

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Among people born in 1500, Francisco Serrão ranks 18Before him are Federico II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, John of Ávila, Al-Mutawakkil III, Afanasy Nikitin, Paris Bordone, and Francisco Hernández de Córdoba. After him are Elizabeth Blount, Reginald Pole, Nuno Gonçalves, Fernão do Pó, Ruy López de Villalobos, and Luis de Milán. Among people deceased in 1521, Francisco Serrão ranks 11Before him are Juan Ponce de León, Zhengde Emperor, Sebastian Brant, Christina of Saxony, Suzanne, Duchess of Bourbon, and Leonardo Loredan. After him are Raffaele Riario, Duarte Barbosa, and Tamás Bakócz.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Francisco Serrão ranks 125 out of 479Before him are Maria of Portugal, Queen of Castile (1313), António Ramalho Eanes (1935), Infanta Antónia of Portugal (1845), Infanta Maria Francisca of Braganza (1800), Al-Mu'tamid ibn Abbad (1040), and Gil Vicente (1465). After him are Rui Costa (1972), Jorge Jesus (1954), Manuel Gomes da Costa (1863), Isabel Luísa, Princess of Beira (1669), Beatriz, Duchess of Viseu (1430), and Gaspar Corte-Real (1450).

Among EXPLORERS In Portugal

Among explorers born in Portugal, Francisco Serrão ranks 15Before him are Diogo Dias (1450), Tristão da Cunha (1460), Pêro da Covilhã (1450), Pedro Fernandes de Queirós (1565), João Gonçalves Zarco (1390), and João Vaz Corte-Real (1420). After him are Gaspar Corte-Real (1450), Pedro Mascarenhas (1484), Gil Eanes (null), António de Abreu (1480), Nuno Tristão (1500), and Gonçalo Velho Cabral (1400).