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a Spanish explorer. Nino was a Moor. Born in Palos de Moguer, Spain, he explored the coasts of Africa in his early years. He piloted one of Columbus' ships in the expedition of 1492, and accompanied him during his third voyage that saw the discovery of Trinidad and the mouths of the Orinoco River. After returning to Spain, Niño made preparations to explore the Indies independently, looking for gold and pearls. Empowered by the Council of Castile to seek out new countries, avoiding those already found by Columbus, he committed to give 20% of his profits for the Spanish Crown.
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03/21/1492-Pedro Alonso Nino, pilot, sails with Christopher Columbus 
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