Fernão Mendes Pinto was a Portuguese navigator, merchant and pirate who led a troubled life: his family was poor and he had to work ever since he was 10, serving nobles.    By the age of 14 he was captured by french pirates to be sold into slavery, after having ran away from the house he was working on, fearing for his life, and embarking on the first ship he found. He was released naked, and found a new job, but 4 years later he set sail to India, searching for fame and fortune.

Fernão Mendes Pinto was a Portuguese navigator, merchant and pirate who led a troubled life: his family was poor and he had to work ever since he was 10, serving nobles. By the age of 14 he was captured by french pirates to be sold into slavery, after having ran away from the house he was working on, fearing for his life, and embarking on the first ship he found. He was released naked, and found a new job, but 4 years later he set sail to India, searching for fame and fortune.

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Pastorinhos de Fátima Antigo responsável pela Congregação para as Causas dos Santos aborda processos de canonização de portugueses Lisbo...

Gil Vicente (c. 1465 - c. 1536?) Is considered the father of Portuguese theater. great playwright and renowned poet. While man of the theater, also seems to have played tasks in musician, actor and director. There is some controversy about his work as a goldsmith and author of "Custódia de Belém".

Gil Vicente (c. 1465 - c. 1536?) Is considered the father of Portuguese theater. great playwright and renowned poet. While man of the theater, also seems to have played tasks in musician, actor and director. There is some controversy about his work as a goldsmith and author of "Custódia de Belém".

Carlos Viegas Gago Coutinho (1869–1959) and Sacadura Cabral (1881–1924), were the first to cross the South Atlantic Ocean by air, from March to June 1922, from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro. Gago Coutinho invented a type of sextant incorporating two spirit levels to provide an artificial horizon. This adaptation of the traditional marine sextant allowed navigation without visual reference to the real horizon.

A primeira travessia aérea do Atlântico Sul foi concluída com sucesso pelos aeronautas portugueses Gago Coutinho e Sacadura Cabral, a 17 d...

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Tu continuas à espera Do melhor que já não vem E a esperança foi encontrada Antes de ti por alguém E eu sou melhor que nada

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