Francisco de Orellana

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Francisco de Orellana

Birthplace: Trujillo, Extremura Spain
Death: Died in La Margarita, Amazon River
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Husband of Ana de Ayala

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About Francisco de Orellana

Francisco de Orellana (1511, Trujillo, Spain - November 1546, Amazon River) was a Spanish explorer and conquistador. He completed the first known navigation of the length of the Amazon River, which was originally named for him. He also founded the city of Guayaquil in modern-day Ecuador.

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Trujillo, Extremura Spain
Age 35
La Margarita, Amazon River