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Alonso Alvarez de Pineda
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The voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1492 had opened up a whole New World to be discovered - For specific facts and information about America please refer to Colonial America.
1508: Spain's chart-making establishment, the Casa de la Contratacion, established a navigation school for pilots and cosmographers was in Seville. Clear procedures and objectives were established for the men who would travel to the new uncharted lands
The pilots and the map makers were important members of the exploration ships
Francisco de Garay, who had travelled with Columbus in 1493, had become governor of Jamaica
1518: Francisco de Garay backed an expedition to discover whether there was a link between the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific to enable a direct trade route with China
1518: The expedition consisted of a small fleet of three ships. The pilot was the highly experienced Anton de Alaminos. Anton de Alaminos had travelled to the New World on the second voyage of Christopher Columbus and had acted as pilot on expeditions led by Ponce de Leon, Jean de Grijalba and Francisco Hernando de Cordoba
Francisco de Garay appointed Alonso Alvarez de Pineda to command the fleet
1518: Alonso Alvarez de Pineda first landed on the South West coast of Florida but were attacked by hostile natives
Alonso Alvarez de Pineda sailed up the Mississippi River and named it Rio del Espiritu Santo, the River of the Holy Spirit. Alonso Alvarez de Pineda spent a month exploring the river and making contact with the natives
Alonso Alvarez de Pineda then left the Mississippi River and sailed around the Gulf as far as Rio Panuco in Mexico
1519: Alonso Alvarez de Pineda reached Texas but were continuously attacked by hostile Aztec natives
1519: Alonso Alvarez de Pineda was killed at Chila by the Aztec Indians and they burned two of the ships
1519: The remaining ship returned to Vera Cruz and reported their voyage of discovery to Francisco de Garay. The gruesome death of Alonso Alvarez de Pineda was described. He was flayed and his skin was hung in an Aztec temple as a trophy
Alonso Alvarez de Pineda was the first European in Texas
By exploring and mapping the Florida coast to the Mississippi River Alonso Alvarez de Pineda verified Ponce de Leon's claim that Florida was not an island
Famous Explorers - Alonso Alvarez de Pineda - Explorer and Cartographer
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Alonso Alvarez de Pineda
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Alonso Alvarez de Pineda the first European in Texas the de pineda route in 1519 to jamaica Nationality - Spanish
Lifespan - 1494 - 1519
Career - Explorer and Cartographer
Famous for : Believed to be the first European in Texas and proved that Florida was not an island Alabama,Texas, New Mexico, and West coast line Alonso Alvarez de Pineda explore the moument of alonso alvarez de pineda Born 1494 Died1519, 1520 when he was exploring the corpus christi more facts about de pineda de pineda map of gulf coast