Vicente Yáñez Pinzón

Vicente Yáñez Pinzón

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Born 1462

Vicente Yáñez Pinzón was a Spanish navigator, explorer, and conquistador, the youngest of the Pinzón brothers. Along with his older brother Martín Alonso Pinzón who captained the Pinta, he sailed with Christopher Columbus on the first voyage to the New World in 1492, as captain of Niña.… Read More

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1462 Birth Pinzón was born in Palos de la Frontera on the Atlantic coast of Huelva, youngest of the three famous sons of seaman Martín Pinzón and his wife Mayor Vicente. His birth year is uncertain; it is generally given as c. 1462; Juan Gil concludes from legal documents that his two daughters were over the age of 20 in 1509, that it certainly cannot be later than 1469. 1469 would be quite a late date, given that there is record of him being a corsair or privateer (with his older brother Martín Alonso) in Mediterranean waters between 1477 and 1479 when other towns failed to provide Palos with an adequate supply of grain in wartime.


1495 33 Years Old It would appear that he was based in Palos at least up to and including the time of Columbus's first voyage (1492); by 1495 he was living in nearby Moguer; after the economic failure of his 1499–1500 expedition, he appears to have moved no later than 1502 to Seville. … Read More
1499 37 Years Old In 1499, Pinzón sailed to the South American coast. … Read More


1505 43 Years Old In 1505, Pinzón was named commander-in-chief and corregidor of the city of Puerto Rico, now called "San Juan". … Read More
1508 46 Years Old In 1508, he travelled with Juan Díaz de Solís to South America.
1509 47 Years Old He married twice: first to Teresa Rodríguez, by whom he had two daughters, Ana Rodríguez Pinzón and Juana González Pinzón; second, probably in 1509, to Ana de Trujillo, who some surviving documents refer to as "Ana Núñez de Trujillo".


1514 52 Years Old 1 More Event
No record exists of Pinzón after 1514. … Read More
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