Dom Pedro I e Dom Fernando, por Fernão Lopes

1375 - 1375-1380

King Dom Fernando I ordered the “Companhia das Naos”

The Fernão Lopes chronicle mentions the existence of legislation identical to those of the King Dom Dinis’ Exchange, referring with “El-Rei ordered the Companhia das Naos”.
Fernandina legislation confirms and extends the tradition of the seaman’s Exchange, with the creation in Lisbon and Oporto of the Companhia das Naos, the first Portuguese institution to take on organised maritime insurance practices.

 

Source
“A Companhia de Seguros Bonança – Notícia Histórica” by José Hermano Saraiva

 

Document caption
“D. Fernando e a Companhia das Naos”, Crónicas antigas portuguesas nº 30 (Dom Pedro e Dom Fernando), por Fernão Lopes, Costa Basto 356
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