Sebastian de Ocampo Biography
Sebastián de Ocampo was a Spanish explorer and navigator that is best known for this discoveries during the 16th century
in the time
best known as the Age of Discovery.
Under the order of the governor of Hispaniola, in 1508 Ocampo embarked on the journey that will make him famous. Before
his journey everyone assumed
that the land that laid west of the island of Hispaniola called Cuba was a part of Indian continent, and several maps
portrayed this land with much
larger landmass (even the maps created by Christopher Columbus, and others after him]. Ocampo proved them wrong when he
managed to circumnavigate it
and thus he confirmed that Cuba is indeed an island.
He is also the first European that have entered the waters if Gulf of
Exact date of his birth and death is not known although it is suspected that he died of old age.