Friday, February 17, 2017

Nossa Senhora do Desterro (Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil)

Nossa Senhora do Desterro (Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil) , 1673 - February 17

On February 17, 1673, according to local tradition, fortune-hunter Francisco Dias Velho of São Paulo founded the town of Nossa Senhora do Desterro on Santa Catarina Island in southern Brazil. Dias Velho occupied the area with his family, two Jesuits...

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