Francisco de Lacerda

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Not to be confused with Francisco de Lacerda (1869-1934), a composer.

Dr Francisco José de Lacerda e Almeida (1750-18 October 1798) was a Portuguese explorer in the 18th century.

"He spent ten years in Brazil, where he discovered new species of plants and animals, along with Indian tribes previously unknown to Europeans."[1]

In 1798, he led an expedition to the Kazembe region of Zambia.[1] After his death on this mission, the group was led by Francisco Pinto.[2]