Augustinian friar and explorer who journeyed across the Pacific Ocean from the Philippines to Acapulco, a way which was eventually named Urdaneta's Route.
He spent the years of 1526 to 1534 in the Spice Islands.
He wrote an account of his voyages, one of which is kept in the archives of the Council of the Indies.
He was an orphan in his earlier years.
He and film actor Antonio Banderas were both born in Spain.