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Lourenço Marques

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  1. a 16th century Portuguese trader

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  2. explored the area that is now Maputo Bay in 1544

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  3. settled permanently in present-day Mozambique, where he spent most of his life with his black wife and mixed-race children

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  4. By order of King John III the bay was named Baia de Lourenço Marques in his honor, although this name was never in common use

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  5. Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique, was named after him before Mozambique became independent from Portugal in 1975

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