Juan de Fuca

1536 - 1602

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Ioannis Phokas (Greek: Ἰωάννης Φωκᾶς), better known by the Spanish translation of his name, Juan de Fuca (born 1536 on the Ionian island of Cefalonia; died there 1602), was a Greek maritime pilot in the service of the King of Spain, Philip II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Juan de Fuca has received more than 241,156 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Juan de Fuca is the 311th most popular explorer (down from 291st in 2019), the 605th most popular biography from Greece (down from 520th in 2019) and the most popular Greek Explorer.

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Among explorers, Juan de Fuca ranks 311 out of 405Before him are Annie Londonderry, Albert von Le Coq, Edward Bransfield, Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen, Nathaniel Palmer, and Hugh Clapperton. After him are Friedrich Gerhard Rohlfs, Lauge Koch, Piet Retief, Charles John Andersson, John C. Frémont, and Georgy Sedov.

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Among people born in 1536, Juan de Fuca ranks 16Before him are Juan Fernández, Joachim Ernest, Prince of Anhalt, Leonardo Donato, Lucia Anguissola, Juan de Mariana, and Marcantonio Memmo.  Among people deceased in 1602, Juan de Fuca ranks 11Before him are Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak, Ii Naomasa, Li Zhi, Friedrich Wilhelm I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Catherine of Brandenburg-Küstrin, and Thomas Morley.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Juan de Fuca ranks 605 out of 855Before him are Tzannis Tzannetakis (1928), Asclepigenia (400), Dimitrios Voulgaris (1803), Cahit Arf (1910), Konstantinos Demertzis (1876), and Turhan Pasha Përmeti (1846). After him are Ioannis Malokinis (1880), Dora Bakoyannis (1954), Tilemachos Karakalos (1866), Ioannis Alevras (1912), Matilde Serao (1856), and Georgios Kountouriotis (1782).

Among EXPLORERS In Greece

Among explorers born in Greece, Juan de Fuca ranks 1