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Alexandre de Serpa Pinto

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Hidden : 10/1/2010
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Alexandre Alberto da Rocha de Serpa Pinto nasceu a 20 de Abril de 1846 na cidade de Lisboa, tornando-se num famoso explorador e num brilhante Administrador colonial português.

Nascido na freguesia de Tendais, no Concelho de Cinfães, Serpa Pinto ingressou no Colégio Militar com apenas 10 anos e aos 17 já era um aluno Comandante de Batalhão, demonstrando a sua capacidade de liderança e de destreza militar. Alexandre viajou pela primeira vez até África em 1869, numa expedição ao rio Zambeze, integrando uma coluna de quase mercenários, cujo objectivo era o de enfrentar as milícias do Bonga. Porém Serpa Pinto integrava a coluna como técnico, avaliando a rede hidrográfica e a topografia local. Mais tarde, em 1877, explorou a zona entre a costa oeste de Angola e a costa leste de Moçambique, liderando uma expedição que partiu de Benguela, em Angola. A expedição terminou em 1879, tendo atravessado as bacias do rio Congo e do Zambeze, Angola e partes das actuais Zâmbia, Zimbabwe e África do Sul.

A expedição de Serpa Pinto tinha como objectivo fazer o reconhecimento do território e efectuar o mapeamento do interior do continente africano, para demarcar a zona que Portugal reclamaria para si através do famoso Mapa Cor-de-rosa, cujo foi obsoleto devido ao ultimato britânico de 1888. Em reconhecimento dos seus serviços prestados ao País, Serpa Pinto foi nomeado Cônsul-Geral para o Zanzibar em 1887 e Governador-Geral de Moçambique em 1889.

Tanto o Rei D. Luís I, como o seu filho Carlos I de Portugal, nomearam-no seu Ajudante de Campo e o segundo concedeu-lhe, em duas vidas, o título de Visconde de Serpa Pinto. A vila de Menongue, no sudeste de Angola, foi chamada Serpa Pinto até 1975 em alusão a este explorador. Ainda novo, já depois de ter servido Portugal de várias maneiras, desde explorador, a Deputado no Parlamento Nacional, a Governador das Províncias, as suas constantes viagens e aventuras pelo continente africano debilitaram a sua saúde, tendo vindo a a falecer no dia 28 de Dezembro de 1900.

Fonte: http://www.diario-universal.com/2009/12/morreu/serpa-pinto/




English:

Alexandre Alberto da Rocha de Serpa Pinto (aka Serpa Pinto; April 10, 1846 – December 28, 1900) was a Portuguese explorer of southern Africa and a colonial administrator.

In 1877, he and Portuguese naval captains Capelo and Ivens were sent to explore the southern African interior. They left Benguela in November. Soon after their departure, however, they parted company, Capello and Ivens turning northward whilst Serpa Pinto continued eastward. He crossed the Cuando (Kwando) river in June 1878 and in August reached Lealui, the Barotse capital on the Zambezi. There he received assistance from the missionary François Coillard, enabling him to continue his journey along the Zambezi to the Victoria Falls. He then turned south and arrived at Pretoria in northern South Africa on February 12, 1879.

Serpa Pinto was the fourth explorer to cross Africa from west to east and the first to lay down a reasonably accurate route between Bié (in present-day Angola) and Lealui. In 1881 the Royal Geographical Society awarded him their Founder's Medal, "for his journey across Africa ... during which he explored five hundred miles of new country". The account of his travels appeared in English in two volumes entitled How I crossed Africa (London, 1881).

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandre_de_Serpa_Pinto

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