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Pêro da Covilhã

1450 - 1530

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Pedro, or Pêro da Covilhã or (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpeɾu dɐ kuviˈʎɐ̃]; c. 1460 – after 1526), sometimes written: Pero de Covilhăo, was a Portuguese diplomat and explorer. He was a native of Covilhã in Beira. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pêro da Covilhã has received more than 83,486 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Pêro da Covilhã is the 105th most popular explorer (down from 98th in 2019), the 92nd most popular biography from Portugal (down from 91st in 2019) and the 10th most popular Portuguese Explorer.

Pêro da Covilhã is most famous for being a Portuguese explorer who discovered the Congo River in 1482.

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Among explorers, Pêro da Covilhã ranks 105 out of 405Before him are Cosmas Indicopleustes, Frederick Cook, Pánfilo de Narváez, Bartholomew Columbus, Carsten Niebuhr, and Sacagawea. After him are Martín Alonso Pinzón, Bernal Díaz del Castillo, João Gonçalves Zarco, Juan de la Cosa, Tristão da Cunha, and Pedro Fernandes de Queirós.

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Among people born in 1450, Pêro da Covilhã ranks 14Before him are Gerard David, Martin Schongauer, Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād, Marko Marulić, Francisco de Almeida, and Diogo Dias. After him are Ravidas, Veit Stoss, Heinrich Isaac, Gedik Ahmed Pasha, Zagan Pasha, and Francesco Francia. Among people deceased in 1530, Pêro da Covilhã ranks 8Before him are Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy, Andrea del Sarto, Quentin Matsys, Thomas Wolsey, Maximilian Sforza, and Joanna la Beltraneja. After him are Judah Leon Abravanel, Luis Ramírez de Lucena, Konstanty Ostrogski, Jacopo Sannazaro, Properzia de' Rossi, and Bramantino.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Pêro da Covilhã ranks 92 out of 555Before him are Fernão Mendes Pinto (1509), António Lobo Antunes (1942), Luís Figo (1972), Theresa, Countess of Portugal (1080), António, Prior of Crato (1531), and Gracia Mendes Nasi (1510). After him are Beatrice of Portugal, Duchess of Savoy (1504), Jorge Jesus (1954), Antonio Damasio (1944), Berengaria of Portugal (1198), Eleanor of Viseu (1458), and João Gonçalves Zarco (1390).

Among EXPLORERS In Portugal

Among explorers born in Portugal, Pêro da Covilhã ranks 10Before him are Prince Henry the Navigator (1394), Pedro Álvares Cabral (1467), Diogo Cão (1440), Diego Columbus (1479), Diogo Dias (1450), and Fernão Mendes Pinto (1509). After him are João Gonçalves Zarco (1390), Tristão da Cunha (1460), Pedro Fernandes de Queirós (1565), João Vaz Corte-Real (1420), António de Abreu (1480), and Francisco Serrão (1500).