Born: Oct 06, 1459? AD
Died: 1507? AD.
1459 - Born at Nuremberg on the 6th of October.
1484-1485 - He claimed to have accompanied Diogo Cao in his second expedition to West Africa.
1486 - On his return from his West African exploration to Lisbon he was knighted by King John, who afterwards employed him in various capacities; but, from the time of his marriage, he usually resided at Fayal in the Azores, where his father-in-law, Jobst van Huerter, was governor of a Flemish colony.
1492 - He constructed his famous terrestrial globe, still preserved at the Nuremberg National Museum, on the same floor as Albrecht Dürer's galleries.
1507 - Died at Lisbon on the 29th of July.
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