João Vaz Corte-Real

1420 - 1496

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João Vaz Corte-Real (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈɐ̃w̃ vaʃ ˈkoɾt(ɨ) ʁiˈaɫ]; c. 1420 – 1496) was a Portuguese sailor, claimed by some accounts to have been an explorer of a land called Terra Nova do Bacalhau (New Land of the Codfish), speculated to possibly have been a part of North America. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of João Vaz Corte-Real has received more than 61,999 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). João Vaz Corte-Real is the 131st most popular explorer (down from 129th in 2019), the 117th most popular biography from Portugal and the 14th most popular Portuguese Explorer.

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Among explorers, João Vaz Corte-Real ranks 131 out of 405. Before him are Afanasy Nikitin, Adrien de Gerlache, Jean Chardin, Adam Olearius, Emin Pasha, and Martin Frobisher. After him are Otto Sverdrup, Mikhail Lazarev, Enrique of Malacca, Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, Pedro de Mendoza, and Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier.

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Among people born in 1420, João Vaz Corte-Real ranks 9Before him are Benozzo Gozzoli, Andrea del Castagno, George of Poděbrady, Sesshū Tōyō, Barthélemy d'Eyck, and Mahmud Pasha Angelović. After him are Agostino Barbarigo, Abdal-Latif Mirza, Luciano Laurana, Nicolas Jenson, Niccolò Antonio Colantonio, and Pedro Pardo de Cela. Among people deceased in 1496, João Vaz Corte-Real ranks 5Before him are Isabella of Portugal, Queen of Castile, Charles, Count of Angoulême, Sigismund, Archduke of Austria, and Ferdinand II of Naples. After him are Charles II, Duke of Savoy, Piero del Pollaiolo, Ercole de' Roberti, Qaitbay, and Eberhard I, Duke of Württemberg.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, João Vaz Corte-Real ranks 117 out of 479. Before him are Isabel of Coimbra (1432), Ferdinand, Duke of Viseu (1433), António Costa (1961), Francisco da Costa Gomes (1914), Karl Nesselrode (1780), and Peter, Duke of Coimbra (1392). After him are Nuno Álvares Pereira (1360), Maria of Portugal, Queen of Castile (1313), António Ramalho Eanes (1935), Infanta Antónia of Portugal (1845), Infanta Maria Francisca of Braganza (1800), and Al-Mu'tamid ibn Abbad (1040).

Among EXPLORERS In Portugal

Among explorers born in Portugal, João Vaz Corte-Real ranks 14Before him are Fernão Mendes Pinto (1509), Diogo Dias (1450), Tristão da Cunha (1460), Pêro da Covilhã (1450), Pedro Fernandes de Queirós (1565), and João Gonçalves Zarco (1390). After him are Francisco Serrão (1500), Gaspar Corte-Real (1450), Pedro Mascarenhas (1484), Gil Eanes (null), António de Abreu (1480), and Nuno Tristão (1500).