NERETTE, Horácio de
Merchant who lived in Macao in the first half of the 17th century. He was Clerk in Santa Casa da Misericórdia of this city.
In 1600, he was Commodore for the journey to Japan in representation of Dom Paulo of Portugal. In 1612, he accompanied Commodore Pedro Martins Gaio in a journey to Japan as a representative of the city of Macao, with the purpose of confirming the reinstatement of the commerce between Macao and Nagasaki, which had been accomplished by Dom Nuno Souto-Maior in 1611.
He was for certain a relative of the Korean António de Nerette, who was an interpreter in Japan and who established himself in Macao as a merchant.
He participated in the debate of 1631-1637 on the new type of election for travel Administrator to Japan, imposed by the Viceroy, Count of Linhares, upon suggestion of the Chief Judge Sebastião Soares Pais.
He signed the Term of May 31st, 1642 on the occasion of the acclamation of D. João IV in Macao. He was in the group of citizens that participated in the debate on sending an Embassy to Japan between 1645 and 1646.
BOXER, Charles, O Grande Navio de Amacau, Macau, Fundação Oriente e Museu e Centro de Estudos Marítimos de Macau, 1989. PENALVA, Elsa, Lutas pelo Poder em Macau (c.1590-c.1660), Universidade de Lisboa, 2005 (dissertação de doutoramento policopiada).
Author: Elsa Penalva
Translated by: Ana Pereira