Alvaro Demendana

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Birthday
1, 1542
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Oct 18, 1595 (53)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
1, 1542
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Oct 18, 1595 (53)

About

Well-known explorer from Spain whose 1957 voyage to the Pacific looking for Terra Australis made him a popular navigator of his time.

Before Fame

He was born in Congosto, the Province of Leon in Spain.

Trivia

His voyage to the Soloman Islands was published in the book The Island of Unwisdom by Robert Grave.

Family Life

His wife, Dona Isabel Barreto, accompanied him on a voyage to the Marquesas Islands.

Associated With

He and movie actor Javier Bardem were both born in Spain.