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Nuno Tristão

1500 - 1446

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Nuno Tristão was a 15th-century Portuguese explorer and slave trader, active in the early 1440s, traditionally thought to be the first European to reach the region of Guinea (legendarily, as far as Guinea-Bissau, but more recent historians believe he did not go beyond the Gambia River). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nuno Tristão has received more than 30,078 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Nuno Tristão is the 218th most popular explorer (down from 171st in 2019), the 185th most popular biography from Portugal (down from 149th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Portuguese Explorer.

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  • 30k

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  • 64.16

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.53

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.57

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among EXPLORERS

Among explorers, Nuno Tristão ranks 218 out of 405Before him are Julius Klaproth, Nikolaus Federmann, Antoine Bruni d'Entrecasteaux, Wulfstan of Hedeby, Helmer Hanssen, and Rodrigo de Bastidas. After him are James Bruce, Luís Vaz de Torres, Lady Hester Stanhope, Francis Garnier, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, and Jean-Baptiste Tavernier.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1500, Nuno Tristão ranks 29Before him are Ruy López de Villalobos, Luis de Milán, Tielman Susato, Francisco de Bobadilla, Ambrosius Benson, and Luis de Narváez. After him are Jan Sanders van Hemessen, Robert de Nola, Sebald Beham, Jacob Hutter, Pedro Reinel, and Ligier Richier. Among people deceased in 1446, Nuno Tristão ranks 5Before him are Filippo Brunelleschi, Konrad Witz, Vittorino da Feltre, and Louis, Count of Vendôme.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Nuno Tristão ranks 185 out of 479Before him are Infanta Isabel Maria of Braganza (1801), Manuel de Arriaga (1840), Jesualdo Ferreira (1946), Gaius Appuleius Diocles (104), Carlos Seixas (1704), and Garcia de Orta (1499). After him are Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (1919), Francisco de Sá Carneiro (1934), Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo (1930), José Sócrates (1957), Menasseh Ben Israel (1604), and Fernando Gomes (1956).

Among EXPLORERS In Portugal

Among explorers born in Portugal, Nuno Tristão ranks 20Before him are João Vaz Corte-Real (1420), Francisco Serrão (1500), Gaspar Corte-Real (1450), Pedro Mascarenhas (1484), Gil Eanes (null), and António de Abreu (1480). After him are Gonçalo Velho Cabral (1400), Tristão Vaz Teixeira (1395), Bento de Góis (1562), Estêvão Gomes (1484), Alexandre de Serpa Pinto (1846), and George Grey (1812).