Sagres sentence example

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  • In 1419, after his return to Portugal, he was created governor of the "kingdom" of Algarve, the southernmost province of Portugal; and his connexion now appears to have begun with what afterwards became known as the "Infante's Town" (Villa do Iffante) at Sagres, close to Cape St Vincent; where, before 1438, a Tercena Nabal or naval arsenal grew up; where, from 1438, after the Tangier expedition, the prince certainly resided for a great part of his later life; and where he died in 1460.
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  • Even if there were never a formal "geographical school" at Sagres, or elsewhere in Portugal, founded by Prince Henry, it appears certain that his court was the centre of active and useful geographical study, as well as the source of the best practical exploration of the time.
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  • On the 24th of July 1840, a monument was erected to him at Sagres at the instance of the marquis de Sa da B andeira.
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  • Wauwerman, Henri le Navigateur et l'academie portugaise de Sagres (Antwerp and Brussels, 1890).
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