Vicente Yáñez Pinzón

Vicente Yáñez Pinzón

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Born 1462
Hometown Palos de la Front...
Died 1523
Death Place Triana, Seville
Nationality Spanish

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.


1514 52 Years Old Died in 1514.
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