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1542, Oct 11595, Oct 18
a Spanish navigator. Born in Congosto, in León, he was the nephew of Lope García de Castro, viceroy of Peru. He is best known for the two voyages of discovery he led into the Pacific in 1567 and 1595 in search of Terra Australis.
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07/21/1595-Alvaro de Mendana de Neira discovers Marquesas Island
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