In 1505, while sailing back to Spain from a provisioning voyage to Hispaniola in the ship La Garça (or Garza), he discovered Bermuda, which was later named after him. Legatio Babylonica, published in 1511 by Peter Martyr d'Anghiera, lists "La Bermuda" among the Atlantic islands. In 1515 he returned to Bermuda, landing a dozen pigs and sows for any unlucky mariners who might later be castaway there.
Bermúdez made 11 registered trips to the New World from 1495 to 1519.
- Morison, Samuel (1974). The European Discovery of America: The Southern Voyages, 1492–1616. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Barreiro-Meiro, Roberto (1970). Las Islas Bermudas y Juan Bermúdez. Madrid: Instituto Historico De Marina. pp. 9, 11.
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