Sentence of the Day: Fernando Cervantes

Juan Diaz de Solis, chief pilot on the Spanish expedition to discover the Moluccas Islands, set out in October 1515.

His hopes were raised when he discovered the estuary of the River Plate in 1516, shortly before being tragically captured, along with the majority of his companions, and more than likely eaten by the Guarani Indians.

Conquistadores: A New History of Spanish Discovery and Conquest, p. 88

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