Nuno Sotomayor was a Portuguese envoy, helped to remove the ban on trade with Portugal.
Nuno Sotomayor was born around 1610 in Portugal.
Nuno Sotomayor was sent to Japan (1609) as an envoy to offer Portugal's apology for the conduct of Andore Pessoa, and also to seek compensation for the Portuguese ships the Japanese had captured during the battle off the Sea of Amoy. Guided by retainers of Lord Arima he was received in audience by Ieyasu Tokugawa at Sumpu (Shizuoka City) and then by Shogun Hidetada at Edo. While the Shogunate accepted the apology he refused to pay any compensation, but in return presented him with a goshuin (red seal) and removed the ban on trade with Portugal.