Teixeira, Pedro

Teixeira, Pedro

(pĕ`dro͝o tā`shārə), d. 1640, Portuguese explorer, one of the early voyagers on the Amazon. He commanded the expedition sent by the governor of Maranhão up the Amazon in the autumn of 1637. He reached the upper Amazon early in 1638, discovering the Rio Negro, and in July he met an expedition under Pedro de Costa Favilla on the Napo. Later he reached Quito, then returned down the Amazon. He was accompanied on this return journey by the Jesuit priest Cristóbal de AcuñaAcuña, Cristóbal de
, 1597–1676?, Spanish Jesuit missionary and explorer in South America, rector of the Jesuit college at Cuenca, Ecuador. In 1638 he was sent by the viceroy to accompany Teixeira on his return journey down the Amazon River.
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, who wrote an account of the voyage. He claimed the Napo for Portugal, at that time united with Spain through the king, Philip IV of Spain (Philip III of Portugal).
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The likes of Cameron Brannagan, Kevin Stewart, Joao Carlos Teixeira, Pedro Chirivella, Connor Randall, Sheyi Ojo and Jerome Sinclair, all under 23, were used by Jurgen Klopp as he tried to manage a crippling injury crisis in January.
Klopp was present at Melwood alongside his number two Zeljko Buvac and coach Pep Ljinders while the players involved included youngsters Joao Teixeira, Pedro Chirivella and Cameron Brannagan and others who had played either no part or only a substitute's role against Rubin Kazan such as Roberto Firmino.