Juan de Bermúdez

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Juan Bermúdez
BornJuan Bermúdez
Palos de la Frontera, Province of Huelva, Crown of Castile

Juan de Bermúdez (/bɜːrˈmjuːdɛz/; Spanish: [beɾˈmuðeθ]; d. 1570) was a Spanish navigator of the 16th century.

In 1505, while sailing back to Spain from a provisioning voyage to Hispaniola in the ship La Garça (or Garza), he discovered Bermuda, which was later named after him.[1] Legatio Babylonica, published in 1511 by Peter Martyr d'Anghiera, lists "La Bermuda" among the Atlantic islands. In 1515 he returned to Bermuda, landing a dozen pigs and sows for any unlucky mariners who might later be castaway there.[1]

Bermúdez made 11 registered trips to the New World from 1495 to 1519.[2]


  1. ^ a b Morison, Samuel (1974). The European Discovery of America: The Southern Voyages, 1492–1616. New York: Oxford University Press.
  2. ^ Barreiro-Meiro, Roberto (1970). Las Islas Bermudas y Juan Bermúdez. Madrid: Instituto Historico De Marina. pp. 9, 11.