Alonso de Ojeda

1466 - 1515

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Alonso de Ojeda (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈlonso ðe oˈxeða]; c. 1466 – c. 1515) was a Spanish explorer, governor and conquistador. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alonso de Ojeda has received more than 300,721 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Alonso de Ojeda is the 70th most popular explorer (down from 69th in 2019), the 239th most popular biography from Spain (up from 243rd in 2019) and the 10th most popular Spanish Explorer.

Alonso de Ojeda was a Spanish explorer and conquistador who led the first European expedition to explore the northern coast of South America. He was one of the four members of the expedition that explored the Gulf of Uraba in modern-day Colombia.

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Among explorers, Alonso de Ojeda ranks 70 out of 498Before him are Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, Davy Crockett, Nikolay Przhevalsky, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, John Davis, and Xu Fu. After him are Willem Schouten, Jules Dumont d'Urville, Richard Francis Burton, Hernando de Soto, William Dampier, and Jeanne Baret.

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Among people born in 1466, Alonso de Ojeda ranks 6Before him are Erasmus, Moctezuma II, Elizabeth of York, Andrea Doria, and Quentin Matsys. After him are Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua, Şehzade Ahmet, Giovanni Sforza, Ottaviano Petrucci, Ashikaga Yoshitane, and Marino Sanuto the Younger. Among people deceased in 1515, Alonso de Ojeda ranks 5Before him are Louis XII of France, Afonso de Albuquerque, Aldus Manutius, and Meñli I Giray. After him are Bartholomew Columbus, Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Mariotto Albertinelli, Abraham Zacuto, Barbara Zápolya, Barbara of Brandenburg, and Pietro Lombardo.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Alonso de Ojeda ranks 239 out of 3,355Before him are Henry III of Castile (1379), Mariano Rajoy (1955), Sergio Ramos (1986), Antonio Machado (1875), Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona (1114), and Huneric (450). After him are Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1910), Joanna la Beltraneja (1462), Eleanor of Castile (1241), Manuel Godoy (1767), Xavi (1980), and Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain (1567).

Among EXPLORERS In Spain

Among explorers born in Spain, Alonso de Ojeda ranks 10Before him are Vasco Núñez de Balboa (1475), Juan Ponce de León (1460), Francisco de Orellana (1511), Diego de Almagro (1475), Vicente Yáñez Pinzón (1460), and Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar (1465). After him are Hernando de Soto (1500), Lope de Aguirre (1518), Juan Díaz de Solís (1470), Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (1488), Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira (1542), and Benjamin of Tudela (1130).