de Vaca, Cabeza


    Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (1490 - 1557) was a Spanish explorer who was born in Jerez de la Frontera. Vaca served as the treasurer of a royal expedition in 1527 led by the Spanish soldier Pánfilo de Narváez to overpower and colonize Florida. He is best known for his account of the Narváez expedition, La Relación(1542), a historical portrait that is regarded as aclassic of colonial literature. Vaca died at the age of 67.

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    One of the greatest explorers of all times, and first European to explore North American continent. Spanish adventurer, De Vaca, served as a religious redeemer and passionate protector of human rights.

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