Tomé de Sousa
Soldier, Deceased Person
1503 – 1579
Who was Tomé de Sousa?
Tomé de Sousa was the first governor-general of the Portuguese colony of Brazil from 1549 until 1553. He was a nobleman and soldier born in Rates, Póvoa de Varzim. Sousa was born a half-breed noble and participated in military expeditions in Africa, fought the Moors and commanded the nau Conceição to Portuguese India, part of the armada of Fernão de Andrade.
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