Fern O de Noronha

Fern O de Noronha

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Fern o de Loronha (c. 1470 or before - Lisbon, c. 1540), whose name is often corrupted to Fernando de Noronha or Fernando della Rogna, was a prominent 16th C. Portuguese merchant of Lisbon, of Jewish descent. He was the first charter-holder (1502-1512), the first donatary captain in Brazil and sponsor of numerous early Portuguese overseas expeditions. The islands of Fernando de Noronha off the coast of Brazil, discovered by one of his expeditions and granted to Loronha and his heirs as a fief in 1504, are named after him. Fern o de Loronha (corr. Noronha) was a Sephardi Jew converted to Catholicism (crist o-novo). He was the son of Martim Afonso de Loronha and the brother of another Martim Afonso de Loronha, a clerk of the Order of Christ, both ennobled and granted a Coat of Arms newly created.
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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135950495
  • 9786135950496