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Narvaez, Panfilo de

Born: 1470 AD
Died: 1528 AD
Nationality: Spanish
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1470 – Born in Castile, Valladolid, Spain. Spanish conquistador, colonial official, and explorer.

1520-1522 – He was sent to Mexico by Diego Velasquez to arrest Hernando Cortez, but defeated by Cortez near Veracruz and kept prisoner.

1526 – He was granted the land of Florida by the Emperor Charles V.

1528 – Died on his expedition to Florida in Gulf of Mexico.