Vecinho, Joseph

(fl. 15th cent.)
   Portuguese scientist and physician. A pupil of Abraham Zucato, he translated his teacher's astro-nomical tables (Almanach perpetuum) into Spanish. Together with Martin Behaim and the court physician Rodrigo, he participated in a commission investigating navigation. He was forcibly converted in 1497, adopting the name Diego Mendes Vecinho.

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