Well-known explorer from Spain whose 1957 voyage to the Pacific looking for Terra Australis made him a popular navigator of his time.
He was born in Congosto, the Province of Leon in Spain.
His voyage to the Soloman Islands was published in the book The Island of Unwisdom by Robert Grave.
His wife, Dona Isabel Barreto, accompanied him on a voyage to the Marquesas Islands.
He and movie actor Javier Bardem were both born in Spain.