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Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar Nunez

Born: 1490? AD
Died: 1560? AD.

Nationality: Spanish
Categories: Explorer

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1490? - Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca was born this year; he was an early Spanish explorer of the New World.

 

Explored the U.S. states of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona on foot from coastal Louisiana to Sinaloa, Mexico.

 

1537 - He went on to Mexico City and returned to Europe.

 

1540 - Appointed governor of Río de la Plata, in what is now Paraguay, Argentina and surroundings.

 

1542 - He wrote about his experiences in a report for Emperor Charles V and was published this year.

 

1545 - Political intrigue against him caused his arrest in Asunción and return to Spain.

 

 

 


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