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Effigy of Pêro de Alenquer in the Monument of the Discoveries, in Lisbon, Portugal.

Pêro de Alenquer was a 15th-century Portuguese explorer of the African coast.

Pêro was born in Alenquer.

He accompanied Bartolomeu Dias on his journey around the Cape of Good Hope in 1487/1488.[1] He was the pilot of Vasco da Gama's flagship on the latter's first voyage to India[2] and later wrote of it.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Kenneth Pletcher, ed. (21 December 2009). The Britannica Guide to Explorers and Explorations That Changed the Modern World. The Rosen Publishing Group. p. 52. ISBN 1615300287. Retrieved January 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ Velho, A. A journal of the first voyage of Vasco da Gama, 1497-1499. p. 148. ISBN 5872234643. Retrieved January 17, 2015.