Lope de Aguirre

1518 - 1561

Lope de Aguirre

Lope de Aguirre (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈlope ðe aˈɣire]; 8 November 1510 – 27 October 1561) was a Basque Spanish conquistador who was active in South America. Nicknamed El Loco ('the Madman'), he styled himself "Wrath of God, Prince of Freedom, King of Tierra Firme". Aguirre is best known for his final expedition down the Amazon river in search of the mythical golden Kingdom El Dorado. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lope de Aguirre has received more than 186,257 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 82nd most popular explorer.

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Among explorers, Lope de Aguirre ranks 82 out of 367Before him are Bartholomew Columbus, Davy Crockett, Diego Columbus, Yaqut al-Hamawi, Benjamin of Tudela, and Ármin Vámbéry. After him are Frederick Cook, Stepan Makarov, Cosmas Indicopleustes, Ferdinand von Wrangel, Fernão Mendes Pinto, and Thomas Cavendish.

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Among people born in 1518, Lope de Aguirre ranks 4Before him are Tintoretto, Antoine of Navarre, and Francis III, Duke of Brittany.  Among people deceased in 1561, Lope de Aguirre ranks 4Before him are Rüstem Pasha, Şehzade Bayezid, and Menno Simons. After him are Matteo Bandello, Claude Garamond, Lucrezia de' Medici, Duchess of Ferrara, Bairam Khan, Sayri Túpac, Ridolfo Ghirlandaio, Yamamoto Kansuke, and Alonso Berruguete.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Lope de Aguirre ranks 290 out of 1,895Before him are Felipe González (1942), Alfonso II of Asturias (759), Ruy López de Segura (1530), Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria (1609), Sigeric (370), and George Santayana (1863). After him are Raymond of Penyafort (1175), Berengaria of Castile (1180), Nachmanides (1194), Jorge Semprún (1923), Martin I of Sicily (1374), and Antipope Clement VIII (1370).

Among EXPLORERS In Spain

Among explorers born in Spain, Lope de Aguirre ranks 14Before him are Hernando de Soto (1500), Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar (1465), Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (1488), Alonso de Ojeda (1466), Vicente Yáñez Pinzón (1460), and Benjamin of Tudela (1130). After him are Juan Díaz de Solís (1470), Gonzalo Pizarro (1510), Martín Alonso Pinzón (1441), Francisco Vázquez de Coronado (1510), Juan de la Cosa (1460), and Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira (1542).

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