João there new facts

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João there new facts [ˈʒu̯ɐ̃u̯ dɐˈnɔvɐ] (* around 1460 in Castillo de Maceda, Galicien; † 1509 in Cochin) were a galicischer sailor and discoverer in Portuguese services.

There to the noble family Novoa de Maceda, who was wealthy around Ourense in the galizischen region , came of to new facts. Like many galizische noble ones it stepped into Portuguese services and is considered as the discoverers of the islands Ascención and pc. Helena.

Due to his origin became also as João Galhego and/or. Galleg o admits. In Spanish sources it is registered also as Juan de Nova. The Galizier calls its compatriot Xoán de Novoa.

Already over 1480 as João new facts admit there, acquired it in the Portuguese policy a set of earnings/services and among other things royal city gentlemen and/or the governor (alcaide) of Lisbon appointed itself.

To 5. March 1501 ran out under its command, still before the return of the fleet of Pedro Álvares Cabral, the third royal Portuguese expedition with four Naus direction India . Two (some sources go from three) Naus were financed by the crown, the other two ships by a consortium of private capital under line of the Florentiner of buyer Bartolomeo Marchione. Apart from there new facts as commanders in chief Francisco de Nabay, Fernão Vicente and Diogo Barboza the remaining three ships kommandierten.

On the Hinreise discovered the expedition between that 13. and 15. May 1501 the today's island Asención, which was baptized from there new facts Conceição and only by Afonso de Albuquerque their current name received. In India there north of Calicut, a new Portuguese overseas trading station created new facts in Cannanore. Supported of the Portuguese remained in India to the expedition Cabrals there new facts a first naval victory succeeded against the fleet of the ruler of Calicut.

With enrich spice charge began it the return journey and discovered thereby to 21. May 1502 the island pc. Helena.

1506 kommandierte there new facts a Nau, the Flor de la mar, in the second squadron under Afonso de Albuquerque in one of Tristão Cunha and Albuquerque befehligten there again expedition of altogether 16 Naus. At the entrance to the Red Sea the six Naus Albuquerques separated there from the squadron Cunhas, which headed for directly the Indian coast. There during the Kaperkrieges, which Albuquerque led against Arab and Egyptian ships, was characterised new facts by his courage, in addition, his disobedience. Large differences and arguments between there new facts and Albuquerque came over status and rank of both as well as over the conversion of the royal instructions to. These arguments went to to the edge of the Meuterei.

Arrived at India there with the viceroy Francisco de Almeida complaint led new facts against Albuquerque. Only 1509, after arrival of the fleet under the marshal of the Kingdom of Portugal, Francisco Coutinho, could be settled this conflict.

There was characterised new facts again in the sea-battle in the port of Diu under Francisco de Almeida, in whom an Arab-Egyptian-Indian fleet was destroyed and whom for approximately 100 years the naval supremacy brought in Portuguese in the western Indian ocean.

João new facts probably died there 1509 in the Indian Cochin. In addition, as its death year is indicated to 1510.

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