Tomé de Sousa

Soldier, Deceased Person

1503 – 1579

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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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Born
1503
Rates
Also known as
  • Tome de Sousa
Nationality
  • Portugal
  • Kingdom of Portugal
Profession
Lived in
  • Culture of Póvoa de Varzim
Died
1579
Kingdom of Portugal

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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