Da Cunha Family

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

Connected Sites

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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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