Jorge Álvares

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Jorge Álvares
Monumento a Jorge Álvares - Freixo de Espada à Cinta - Portugal (3388617936).jpg
Jorge Álvares statue in Freixo de Espada à Cinta, Portugal
BornLate 15th century
Died8 July 1521
Tamão (present day Guangdong)
Known forFirst European explorer to reach China by sea during the Age of Discovery

Jorge Álvares (died 8 July 1521) was a Portuguese explorer. He is known for being the first European to have reached China by sea during the Age of Discovery.[1]

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  1. O’Connell, Ronan (March 15, 2021). "The long lost city of Tamão is hiding in plain sight". National Geographic. Retrieved 16 March 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)