João da Nova

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João da Nova
BirthplaceMaceda, Ourense, Galicia
NationalityGalician Portuguese
Occupation
Explorer
Known for Discoverer of Ascension and Saint Helena islands

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 periodicals archive ?
Saint Helena was discovered by the Portuguese Admiral Joao da Nova, who was returning from India when he came across the island.
Manuel teria escrito no ano de 1505, infere-se que Joao da Nova tocou
235) referindo-se a estas viagens de Joao da Nova afirma que os navios
muitos navios, mas e positivo que Joao da Nova chegou ao Cabo de Sto.
Respecting the island's discovery in 1502, Gosse writes that a Portuguese fleet under the command of Joao da Nova
Gosse's original reference:(1) Osorio, Narrative of the Voyage of Joao Da Nova in 1502.
I shall begin with a closer look at the reference which Gosse provides to the source of his account of the loss of one of da Nora's carracks: 'Osorio, Narrative of the Voyage of Joao Da Nova in 1502.