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Nova, João (Juan) da


Date of birth unknown; died in 1509. Portuguese navigator.

In 1501, en route from Portugal to India at the head of a flotilla of four ships, da Nova discovered Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean. On the return trip, in 1502, he discovered the island of St. Helena.

References in classic literature ?
Will you play me something out of your Don Juan Triumphant?
I will play you Mozart, if you like, which will only make you weep; but my Don Juan, Christine, burns; and yet he is not struck by fire from Heaven.
His Don Juan Triumphant (for I had not a doubt but that he had rushed to his masterpiece to forget the horror of the moment) seemed to me at first one long, awful, magnificent sob.
When he returned, the line of communication was reestablished, and Juan Alvarado was dead.
The usurper landed in France, near Antibes, in the Gulf of Juan, two hundred and fifty leagues from Paris, on the 1st of March, and you only acquired this information to-day, the
While with you reserve is a second nature, Don Juan.
Former San Juan City Vice Mayor Francis Zamora on Tuesday slammed as 'absolutely absurd and hilarious' the accusations from Senator JV Ejercito that their family was behind the bomb scare near a plaza in San Juan where the latter had organized a concert.
Afines de 1968 lei en el suplemento de la revista Siempre], que dirigia Fernando Benitez, el poema de Juan Banuelos "No consta en actas", y me conmovio y me estremecio.
The former "Bachelor" star Juan Pablo Galavis and the final rose winner Nikki Ferrell continue to stir up the media several months after its finale.
La alteridad de Don Juan destaca en el contexto de las relaciones que el establece con los elementos esenciales del texto dramatico El Burlador de Sevilla y Convidado de piedra cuyo autor es Fray Gabriel Tellez mas conocido como Tirso de Molina.
Six people were rounded up by San Juan Police operatives during an anti-criminality operation Thursday.
Don Jorge Juan y Santacilia (1713-1773), the tricentennial of whose birth motivated conferences, articles, books and websites, was one of the preeminent ilustrados of the Spanish Enlightenment.