Álvar Núñez CABEZA DE VACA

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Explorer - 16th-18th century

SpanishBorn Álvar Núñez CABEZA DE VACA

Spanish explorer of the New World, one of four survivors of the 1527 Narváez expedition

Born on 1488 in Jerez De La Frontera, Corona De Castilla, España

Died on December 21, 1557 in Sevilla, España

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Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca was born around 1490 into a hidalgo family, the son of Francisco de Vera and Teresa Cabeza de Vaca y de Zurita, in the town of Jerez de la frontera. Despite their status as minor nobility, the family had modest economic resources. In 16th-century documents, his name appeared as "Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca".



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