Juan Cabrillo Timeline

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  • Mar 21, 1502

    Explored The West Indies

    He first joined an expedition to the West Indies in 1502 led by Nicolas de Ovando with Diego Velazquez. The Ovando expedition consisted of 2500 soldiers and settlers and a fleet of 30 ships
  • Jan 1, 1519

    Set Sail to Cuba

    Set Sail to Cuba
    He accompanied Hernando Cortes on his exploration of Mexico and the conquest of the Aztec Empire
  • Jan 1, 1530

    Wealthy Conquistador

    Wealthy Conquistador
    Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo joined other Spanish military expeditions in Mexico, Guatemala, and San Salvador and then settled in Guatemala after being rewarded with a grant of land
  • Jun 24, 1542

    Exploring The Pacific Ocean Finds California AKA San Miguel

    Exploring The Pacific Ocean Finds California AKA San Miguel
    He had hoped to discover a trade route connecting the North Pacific to the North Atlantic and to discover the whereabouts of the "Seven Golden Cities of Cibola" - the mythical Seven Cities of Gold. On 28 September, he landed in what is now San Diego Bay and named it "San Miguel
  • Jan 3, 1543

    Cabillo's Death and Legacy

    Cabillo's Death and Legacy
    November 23, 1542: Winter storms forced Cabrillo to turn back to San Salvador. There were skirmishes with the natives and Cabrillo fell and broke his leg. His wound became infected and failed to heal.January 3, 1543: Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo died on January 3, 1543
  • Period:
    Mar 1, 1498
    Jan 3, 1543

    Born to Death

    When was Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo born? It is unknown about when he was born but it was in the late 1400s