Alonso Álvarez de Pineda

GTTX 3 research assignment

Where was he from ?

Aldeacentenera, Spain

Years explored

In 1519 the Spanish goverment commised Alonso Álveraz de Pineda (1494-1519) to explore the coast of the Gulf of Mexico in the hope of finding a water passage from the gulf to the orient.

What did he find?

Alonso Álverex de Pineda commanded a Spanish expedition that sailed along the Gulf of Mexico coastline from Florida to Cobo Rojo in 1519. He and his crew men were the first Europeans to explore and form a map of the Gulf littoral between the areas previously explored by Juan ponce DeLeon and Diego Velaquez.

Why was he important?

He mapped the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico.