Nicoloso da Recco

Nicoloso da Recco was a 14th-century Italian navigator from Genoa, who visited the Canary Islands in 1341 on behalf of Afonso IV of Portugal. He is credited with providing the first reliable account of the language used by the aboriginal inhabitants of the Canary Islands, the Guanches.

An Italian Navy destroyer, Nicoloso da Recco, bore his name during World War II.