Jorge Álvares

Explorer
Jorge Álvares Jorge Álvares (died July 8, 1521) is credited as the first Portuguese explorer to have reached China and Hong Kong. The Fundação Jorge Álvares (Jorge Álvares Foundation), founded by Vasco Joaquim Rocha Vieira prior to the handover of Macau, got its name from him also having reached there.

Personal facts

Given name
Jorge
Family name
Alvares
Occupation
Explorer
Death date
1521
Place of death
China
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