João de Santarém

From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
Jump to: navigation, search
For the grape variety, see Periquita.

João de Santarém (15th century) was a Portuguese explorer who discovered São Tomé (in December 21, 1471), Annobón (in January 1472) and Príncipe (January 17, 1472) together with Pêro Escobar, he also discovered the town of Sassandra in Ivory Coast in 1471 and in 1472 explored the African land from Ghana up to the Niger Delta.[1] From 1484 he was captain of Alcatrazes (around Santiago or Brava) in Cape Verde.

See also


  1. Albertino Francisco, Nujoma Agostinho, Exorcising Devils from the Throne: São Tomé and Príncipe in the Chaos of Democratization, p.28, (2011) ISBN 9780875868486

External link