[2015] Alexis Biagetti: Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca

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[2015] Alexis Biagetti: Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca

Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vacaby: Alexis Biagetti

The sponsering country for Alar Nenez Cabeza de Vaca's expidition was Spain

Even the exact year of his death is merely a guess; it is estimated he died in Spain sometime around 1556 of old age.

Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca was born around 1490 in the Spanish province of Andalusia, in the town of Jerez de la Frontera.

Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca was born around the year 1940

His exploration, the Naravez exploration, started in 1528

In 1534 his crew had a terrible winter

In 1530, he landed in Cuba

He landed in Tampa Bay in 1532

Alvar Nunez Cabeza de vaca was looking for a way back to mexico city, and later, a route from the east coast of South America to Spain's colony in Peru.

Alvar Nunez Cabez de Vaca led the first expedition to cross the North American mainland, from the Gulf Coast of Florida down and across to Mexico.

His exploration ended in 1536

He died of old age around the time of 1556

Interesting Facts* His strange name, literally "head of a cow," was won by a maternal ancestor, Martin Alhaja, who showed King Sancho of Navarre a pass marked with a cow's skull. *Cabeza de Vaca joined the Spanish army in 1511 and served in Italy, Spain, and Navarre. *In 1540 cabeza de Vaca became governor and captain general of Río de la Plata.*During Cabeza de Vaca's 4 years in South America he made a 1,000-mile march into the interior, opening previously unexplored territory.*Cabeza de Vaca returned to Spain in 1544 as a prisoner, but later most of the charges against him were rescinded.


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