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Fernão Mendes Pinto

Montemor-o-Velho 1509 - Almada 1583
Portuguese explorer and writer. His voyages are recorded in Pilgrimage (Portuguese: Peregrinação) (1614)
(Wikipedia)
António Duarte
1983

Almada /  Fernão Mendes Pinto   Almada /  Fernão Mendes Pinto

Description

Monument with a statue of Fernão Mendes Pinto with a document in his hand, and a text from Pinto's Peregrinação.

Inscription(s)

FERNÃO MENDES PINTO
(marinheiro, senhor, escrave, jesuíta,
pirata, mercador, juíz, escritor....)

MONTEMOR O VELHO 1510 (?)
ALMADA 1583

erigido pelo município de almada no iv centenário da sua morte

"conquistar esta gente terra tão alongada da sua pátria,
dá claramente a entender que deve haver entre eles
muita cobiça e pouca justiça"

peregrinaçáo cap. 122

FERNÃO MENDES PINTO
(sailor, lord, slave, jesuit,
pirate, merchant, judge, writer....)

MONTEMOR O VELHO 1510 (?)
ALMADA 1583

Erected by the municipality of Almada in the fourth centennial of his death

"To conquer these people so far away of their homeland,
clearly indicates that there must be between them
much greed and little justice."

Pilgrimage, ch. 122

Signature

AD 74/75
On the pedestal: Autor: António Duarte

Almada - Fernão Mendes Pinto

Sculptor

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Location (N 38°40'22" - W 9°10'16")

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Item Code: ptli006; Photograph: 27 August 2017
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