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Offline Maik

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Fokas statue
« on: Wednesday, 11 April, 2018 @ 21:00:17 »
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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.
http://canada.greekreporter.com/2018/04/11/new-statue-will-honor-pioneering-spirit-of-greek-explorer/

Offline TonyD

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« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 12 April, 2018 @ 13:05:27 »
His mum Mother Phokas, better known by her Spanish name, has a lot to answer for.