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Pеro Lopes de Sousa (1530-1532г) (Brazil, Argentina)

Postby Anatol » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:47 pm

Second son of Lopo de Sousa and D. Brites de Albuquerque, Pêro Lopes was born one or two years after his older brother, Martim Afonso de Sousa (n.1500. He died in the early 1540s, crossing the Indian Ocean, on the voyage of the Indian Career. The earliest known news about him is the famous expedition to Brazil, of which he was sota-captain, who left Lisbon on December 3, 1530 under the command of his brother Martim Afonso. It is true that Pêro Lopes of the founding expedition of 1530 was an experienced sailor who did not seem to ignore maneuvering or piloting, as evidenced by the reading of his Navigation - the main document on the voyage. Unusual knowledge for a ship captain of the time, and more so for a great gentleman. There is no doubt that Pêro Lopes became a ship well before 1530, although we can not register his learning path. "Pêro Lopes de Sousa, to whom all the Portuguese must confess their advantage and give obedience to the duty and office of the sea," wrote to the king in 1539, D. João de Castro, of a captain who unusually had a "career" in the armadas from the Atlantic, far from the Armada of India. In fact, few captains could boast of a service sheet as replete with bonanza and victory as that of Pêro Lopes, who, in addition to his marine qualities, had particular military skills, as can be seen from the five captured French ships in Brazil, for his participation in the expedition of Tunes (1535), commanding one of the round caravels, and the intense activity against the corso developed on the Portuguese coast and Azores, between 1536 and 1538. In 1539, he was entrusted with the command of the Armada da Carreira, which, without contrast, arrived in Goa in September of the same year. He was ruthless in the preparation of the ships for the voyage, as was required (and seldom fulfilled) to all the captains of the Carreira, even sending a border of fact, merchandise and even some slaves, an attitude that deserved the hatred of Portuguese from India. Gaspar Correia called him a tyrant and went so far as to say that his death by shipwreck, despite so much zeal, had been punishment of God, even admitting the price of the life of his companions. Pêro Lopes de Sousa sailed from India in the beginning of 1540 but did not make it to Mozambique. Like so many other ships, its "Galician" Hope ship will have been swallowed by the sea in the crossing of the Indian Ocean, without being able to specify the place or the date of the disaster.
Portugal 1994;3,0;SG?
Source:http://cvc.instituto-camoes.pt/navegaport/d32.html
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