Álvaro Caminha was appointed by King John II of Portugal in 1492 Captain-major (governor) – apparently the third – of the Portuguese colony of São Tomé and Príncipe which had been discovered 22 years earlier. He was a knight of the king's household and was told to settle and "Christianize" the then deserted island with his family and friars, and for that purpose was apparently given the children of Spanish Jewish refugees from Granada, which had not been able to pay the tax requested by the king, and who were married to Black people from the Congo.
Where died Álvaro Caminha?
Álvaro Caminha died in São Tomé.
How would Álvaro Caminha be described?
Álvaro Caminha would be described as Portuguese explorer.
What is Álvaro Caminha subject of?
Álvaro Caminha is subject of 1499 deaths, 15th-century Portuguese people, 15th-century births, 15th-century explorers, Explorers of Africa, History of São Tomé and Príncipe, Portuguese explorers, Year of birth missing and Governors of Portuguese São Tomé and Príncipe.
Where was Álvaro Caminha born?
Álvaro Caminha was born in Portugal.
What is the gender of Álvaro Caminha?
Álvaro Caminha is male.