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Da Cunha Family

Family of Portuguese Explorers and Naval/Army commanders noteable in the early 16th Century.

Connected Sites

  • Churches and Convents of Goa Nuno da Cunha, son of Tristan, was Governor of the Portuguese "Estado da ?ndia" from 1529-38 and transferred its capital from Cochi to Goa in 1538 where it remained througout the Imperial period.
  • Gough and Inaccessible Islands Tristan da Cunha was the first person to record having seen the archipelago which includes Inaccessible Island
  • Socotra Archipelago Tristan da Cunha captured it in 1507

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