Garcia de Noronha - Lisboa, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra
N 38° 41.766 W 009° 12.360
29S E 482086 N 4283073
Quick Description: Garcia de Noronha, great great grandson of the King Fernando I, was the third viceroy and tenth governor of India.
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Date Posted: 3/8/2012 3:11:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMDXT6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
Garcia de Noronha Coat of Arms is divided in four. In the 1st and 4st parts we can see the five shields of Portugal, on the 2nd and 3rd we found a gold castle with two lions surrounded by towers. In the modern version of the coat of arms the shields of Portugal are surrounded by castles as in the Portuguese coat of arms. The arms of Portugal may come from his great great grandfather King Fernando.
The coat of arms is placed in a magestic fountain in Belem (Fonte Luminosa)in front of Jerónimos Monastery together with 49 other coat of arms of important personalities from the time of Portuguese Discoveries. The fountain was designed by Cottinelli Telmo and built in 1940 for the Portuguese World Exhibition. There´s very little information about the fountain and the Coat of Arms and most available information refers to a total of 32 Coat of arms of Portuguese inland and Overseas provinces wich is wrong. These coat of arms can be seen in the gardens around the fountain designed with flowers and bushes.

Dom Garcia de Noronha (1479 - 3 April 1540), great great grandson of the King Fernando I, was the third viceroy and tenth governor of India (1537), at the end of life.

Prior was chief captain of the Sea of ??India, a position immediately below the viceroy, his maternal uncle, Afonso de Albuquerque, to whoom he was at the conquest of Goa, Calicut and Ormuz.

He was gentleman of the Board of D. Manuel I and D. João III, Captain-General of Cartaxo, young nobleman and knight of the royal house.

He served in North Africa and went to India for the first time in 1511 as chief captain of a fleet.

It was Captain General of Ormuz, in whose conquest he was and where he built the fortress. In 1516 he returned to Portugal, where he spent 22 years as adviser to D. Manuel I and Lord Cartaxo.

Already appointed viceroy, left again for India in 1538, as chief captain of the fleet.
Died April 3, 1540, in Cochin and is buryed in the chancel of the Cathedral of Goa.
(From Wikipedia)
Bearer of Coat of Arms: Noble (aristocratic) family

Full name of the bearer: Garcia de Noronha

Where is Coat of Arms installed (short description) ?:
Fonte Luminosa @ Praça do Império (Fountain )

Material / Design: Stone

Blazon (heraldic description):
See above

Praça do Império

Web page about the structure where is Coat of Arms installed (if exists): [Web Link]

Web page about the bearer of Coat of Arms (if exists): [Web Link]

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