The Agora => Kefalonia News => Topic started by: Maik on Wednesday, 11 April, 2018 @ 21:00:17

Title: Fokas statue
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 11 April, 2018 @ 21:00:17
New Statue Will Honor Pioneering Spirit of Greek Explorer

Greek explorer Ioannis Phokas (Greek: Ἰωάννης Φωκᾶς) better known by his Spanish name, Juan de Fuca, is to be honored with a statue in Vancouver — despite previous claims he never existed at all.

Reputedly born in 1536 on the Greek Ionian island of Kefalonia, and dying there in 1602, Phokas was a maritime pilot who served King Philip II of Spain.
Title: Re: Fokas statue
Post by: TonyD on Thursday, 12 April, 2018 @ 13:05:27
His mum Mother Phokas, better known by her Spanish name, has a lot to answer for.