Alvise Cadamosto __ "Venetian explorer,
navigator and writer, celebrated for his voyages in the Portuguese
service to West Africa. In 1454 he sailed from Venice for Flanders, and,
being detained by contrary winds off Cape St. Vincent, was enlisted by
Prince Henry the Navigator among his explorers, and given command of an
expedition which sailed (22nd of March 1455) for the south."
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