Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
(This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Núñez and the second or maternal family name is Cabeza de Vaca.) Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (Jerez de la Frontera, c. 1488/1490/1492 – Seville, c. 1557/1558/1559/1560) was a Spanish explorer of the New World, and one of four survivors of the 1527 Narváez expedition. During eight years of traveling across the US Southwest, he became a trader and faith healer to various Native American tribes before reconnecting with Spanish colonial forces in Mexico in 1536. After returning to Spain in 1537, he wrote an account, first published in 1542 as La Relación ("The Relation", or in more modern terms "The Account"), which in later editions was retitled Naufragios ("Shipwrecks"). Cabeza de Vaca has been considered notable as a proto-anthropologist for his detailed accounts of the many tribes of American Indians that he encountered. In 1540 Cabeza de Vaca was appointed adelantado of what is now Argentine Republic, where he was governor and captain general of Río de la Plata. He worked to build up the population of Buenos Aires, where settlement had declined due to the poor administration. Cabeza de Vaca was transported to Spain for trial in 1545. Although his sentence was eventually commuted, he never returned to the Americas. He died in Seville.
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Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca would be described as Spanish explorer of the New World.
What is the birth name of Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca?
Birth name: Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca is the birth name of Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca.
When died Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca?
Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca died 01.01.1559.
When was Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca born?
Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca was born on 01.01.1490.
What is Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca subject of?
Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca is subject of 16th-century Spanish writers, Explorers of Spanish Florida, People of New Spain, Writers of captivity narratives, 1490s births, 1550s deaths, 16th-century Spanish people, 16th-century explorers, Explorers of Mexico, Explorers of the United States, Slaves, Spanish explorers of North America, Spanish explorers of South America, 16th century in the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata, People of colonial Argentina, People from Jerez de la Frontera and Spanish travel writers.
Where was Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca born?
Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca was born in Jerez de la Frontera.
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Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca is male.