João Infante

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João Infante (fl. 15th century) was a Portuguese explorer of the African coast. He accompanied Bartolomeu Dias in his journey around the Cape of Good Hope in 1487/1488 by leading a second caravel, the São Pantaleão (named after St. Pantaleon).

Some places in South Africa are or were named after him:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raper, Peter Edmund (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Johannesburg: Human Science Research Council.  (public domain)