Markus Fugger is a descendant of Lukas Fugger vom Reh who was appointed ‘titular’ king of Atlantis in 1499 by Maximillian I (1459-1519) of the Holy Roman Empire. The certificate of appointment nominated the Azores as the remnants of Atlantis. This could have been considered a provocative act by the Portuguese, who controlled the Azores, as their principal rivals, the Spanish, had allied themselves through marriage with Maximillian the previous year. Leaving politics aside, this event indicates that Maximillian accepted the reality of Atlantis and placed it in the Atlantic.
This very early reference to Atlantis is covered in greater detail on the excellent Atlantisforschung website(a), which got the information from Markus Fugger von dem Rech, a descendant of Lukas.
In 2013 Atlantisforschung published a paper by Markus Fugger defending the Azores as Atlantis and concluding with “it can be said that the likelihood that Atlantis was a large landmass on the site of today’s Azores plateau in the Atlantic and that the Plato report is essentially true is based on the above indications, explanations, interpretations, and explanations to assume then the probability that things will behave differently”(b).