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a German conquistador in New Granada, now Venezuela and Colombia. Between 1535 and 1538 he searched in southwestern Venezuela and northern Colombia for “El Dorado,” in the company of Nikolaus Federmann and then with Philipp von Hutten. Against advice, Speyer had appointed Federmann his lieutenant. Accompanied by 450 regular troops and 1,500 friendly Indians, they set out on a journey of exploration to the interior. Leaving from the town of Rio Hacha, they followed the eastern flank of the cordilla following the existing salt trade route where it crossed the Andes and entered the lands of the Chibcha.
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Philipp von Hutten
...Spain. Hutten joined a band of 600 adventurers, under Georg von Speyer, who sailed out to conquer and exploit the province...
Bartholomeus Welser VI
...journeyed to Venezuela to join an expedition by Governor Georg von Speyer. Finding Speyer dead on his arrival, he joined...
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