Machim [Robert Machin]
- Felipe Fernández-Armesto
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 ...