Lived: ??? -1570
Juan de Bermudez was a Spanish captain, explorer, and discoverer of Bermuda. As a crewman on the Pinta, Bermudez saw first hand the island to be named San Salvador, later Hispanola and met Arawaks and Tainos. So beguiled was Bermudez with this new land that he returned on Columbus' third voyage and remained in Columbus' colony of Hispanola to aid in calming the uprisings created by his captain's poor managerial skills. Wanderlust again striking the explorer, Bermudez joined Ponce de Leon on his famous journey to the North American mainland. Yet what Bermudez will be most remembered for will be lending his name to a small group of islands off the coast of North America - Bermuda.
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Vasco Nunez de Balboa • Juan de Bermudez • Pedro Alvares Cabral • Alexander von Humboldt • Juan Ponce de Leon • Lewis and Clark • Jacques Marquette • Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada • John Smith • Giovanni da Verrazano
William Brewster • Bartolome de las Casas • John Harvard • Nathanial Hawthorne • Thomas Hooker • Sor Juana • Gabriel Lallemant • Gregorio de Mattos e Guerra • William Penn • Juan de Sepulveda • Roger Williams
Ethan Allen • Francisco de Coronado • Hernan Cortes • Diego Velazquez de Cuellar • Marquis de La Fayette • John Paul Jones • Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve • Dom Pedro I • Francisco Pizarro • Chief Powhatan • Hernando de Soto