Pacheco Pereira, Duarte


Pacheco Pereira, Duarte

▪ Portuguese explorer
flourished 16th century

      Portuguese seafarer and compiler of sailing directions. The Portuguese poet Luís de Camões (Camões, Luís de) called him Aquiles Lusitano (the Portuguese Achilles) because of his military exploits in India.

      Reared at the Portuguese court, Pacheco Pereira was an educated man, serving as a squire to King John II. He became a pilot and shipmaster and traveled to India in 1503. The following year he distinguished himself in the defense of the Portuguese trading station at Cochin, India, against attacks by the ruler of Calicut.

      Returning to Portugal in 1505, Pacheco Pereira received many honours. He collected his logbooks and charts and wrote a valuable account of Portuguese exploration (published in a modern edition in 1937). He was appointed governor of São Jorge da Mina but fell into disgrace when enemies reported that he had embezzled official funds. He was exonerated, but he died shortly thereafter in poverty.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Duarte Pacheco Pereira — Duarte Pacheco Pereira. Duarte Pacheco Pereira (Lisboa, ¿1460?[1] 1533) fue un navegante, militar y cosmógrafo portugués que participó en varias exploraciones se …   Wikipedia Español

  • Duarte Pacheco Pereira — Duarte Pacheco Pereira, called the Great, was a 15th century Portuguese sea captain, soldier, explorer and cartographer. He travelled particularly in the central Atlantic Ocean west of the Cape Verde islands, along the coast of West Africa and to …   Wikipedia

  • Duarte Pacheco Pereira — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Pereira. Duarte Pacheco Pereira Duarte Pacheco Pereira (Lisbonne, ? 1533) navigateur, guerrier et cosmographe portu …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Duarte Pacheco Pereira — (* um 1469 in Lissabon; † 1533 ebenda) war ein portugiesischer Seefahrer, Astronom und Geograph. Duarte Pacheco Pereira Als Geburtsjahre werden auch 1460 und 1475 und als Geburtsort Santarém angegeben. Er entstammte einem alten p …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pacheco Pereira — is the name of:*Duarte Pacheco Pereira was a 15th century Portuguese captain and explorer of the Atlantic Ocean. *José Pacheco Pereira (born 6 January, 1949) is a Portuguese historian, professor and political analyst …   Wikipedia

  • José Pacheco Pereira — José Álvaro Machado Pacheco Pereira, GCL (born January 6, 1949) is a Portuguese political analyst, historian and former politician, a member of PSD. Biography He was born in Porto and graduated in Philosophy from the University of Porto. He was… …   Wikipedia

  • Pacheco — is a Spanish and Portuguese surname:PeopleGeneral*Agustín Díaz Pacheco, Spanish writer *Alex Pacheco, United States animal rights activist *Ana Maria Pacheco, Brazilian artist *Arturo Pacheco Altamirano, Chilean painter *Bruno Lázaro Pacheco,… …   Wikipedia

  • Pacheco — ist der Name folgender Orte: Pacheco (Argentinien) Pacheco ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Abel Pacheco (* 1933), ehemaliger Präsident Costa Rica Alex Pacheco (* 1958), US amerikanischer Tierrechtler Alfredo Pacheco (* 1982),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pereira (surname) — Pereira is a common surname in the Portuguese and Galician languages, namely in Portugal, Brazil, and Galicia. It was originally a noble Christian toponym of the Middle Ages, taken from the feudal possession of Pereira (Barcelos), which in… …   Wikipedia

  • Pacheco — puede referirse a: Contenido 1 Apellido 1.1 Personajes históricos 1.1.1 Otros personajes históricos 1.1.2 Otros títulos nobiliarios …   Wikipedia Español


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.