Andrés de Urdaneta

Explorer, Deceased Person

1498 – 1568

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Who was Andrés de Urdaneta?

Friar Andrés de Urdaneta, O.S.A., was a Spanish circumnavigator, explorer and Augustinian friar. As a navigator he achieved in 1536 the "second" world circumnavigation. Urdaneta discovered and plotted a path across the Pacific from the Philippines to Acapulco in the Viceroyalty of New Spain used by the Manila galleons, which came to be known as "Urdaneta's route."

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Born
Nov 30, 1498
Ordizia
Also known as
  • Andres de Urdaneta
Religion
  • Catholicism
Ethnicity
  • Basque people
Nationality
  • Spain
Profession
Died
Jun 3, 1568
Mexico City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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