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Biography of Gonzalo Pizarro

Biography of Gonzalo Pizarro Location of birth: Gonzalo Pizarro was born in 1510 in Trujillo (Cáceres - Spain) Location of death: Gonzalo Pizarro died on April 10,1548 in Cuzco, Peru. Positions held: - Governor of Quito from 1540 to 1542. - Lieutenant governor general of Cuzco in 1544. - Governor of Peru from 1544 to 1548. - Encomendero en

Biography of Francisco Pizarro

Location of birth: Francisco Pizarro was born on March 16th,1478 in the city of Trujillo (Cáceres-Spain). Location of death: Francisco Pizarro died on June 26th,1541 in his house in Lima (Peru) killed by supporters of Almagro el Joven. His remains are currently in the cathedral of Lima (Peru). Exercised charges: - Explorator and conquistador of

Rodrigo de Bastidas biography

Nacimiento: Sevilla (Spain) in 1445. Death: July 28,1527 in Santiago de Cuba. He died from the wounds sustained in an attack on him by his lieutenant general, Pedro de Villafuerte, in Santa Marta. Returning to Santo Domingo to heal the winds, they took him to Santiago de Cuba where he died. Burial:

Juan de la Cosa, first cartographer of America

Born: 1450-1460 in Santoña, Cantabria - Spain. Death: 28 February 1510 in Turbaco ( present Colombia). Burial: Unknown. He died when he was wounded by poisoned arrows fired by the natives of this Colombian area. Charges: - Spanish navigator, cartographer and adventurer. - Spy for the Spanish crown in Portugal. - Appointed Mayor Marshal of Urabá but

Alonso de Ojeda, unmatched courage and audacity

Nacimiento: 1468 in Cuenca, Spain. Death: 1515 in Santo Domingo, Hispaniola Island (present Dominican Republic). Burial: San Francisco Monastery in Santo Domingo (present Dominican Republic). Although his remains disappeared during a civil war that took place in this city in 1965. They are currently unaccounted for. Charges: - Captain in the war of Granada. -

More voyages of discovery… Andalusian journeys

In addition to that first voyage of Alonso de Ojeda and Juan de la Cosa in 1499, several expeditions, called minor or Andalusian journeys, promoted by the crown but financed by private capital whose objective was to recognize and to trade in the coasts travelled by Columbus in his third

Spanish conquest and colonization of North America

There is very little literature on such a magnificent event as the Spanish conquest and colonization of North America. And much less about the experience and work of a few Spaniards who, like many others, in their search for new opportunities and a better life, ventured further north to Cuba