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date: 17 October 2019

Machim [Robert Machin]locked

(supp. fl. 14th cent.)
  • Felipe Fernández-Armesto

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Machim [Robert Machin] (supp.fl. 14th cent.), supposed adventurer, is said to have lived in the fourteenth century, and is claimed, in sixteenth-century writings and works derived from them, as the discoverer of the island of Madeira.

Three traditions refer to him or to a similar character of similar name. What may be the earliest is represented by part of a work headed ...

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