João da Nova

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João da Nova
BirthplaceMaceda, Ourense, Galicia
NationalityGalician Portuguese
Known for Discoverer of Ascension and Saint Helena islands
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

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Saint Helena was discovered by the Portuguese Admiral Joao da Nova, who was returning from India when he came across the island.
Respecting the island's discovery in 1502, Gosse writes that a Portuguese fleet under the command of Joao da Nova
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