Picture Of Sebastian De Ocampo The First European Discovery Of The Gulf Of Mexico

Picture Of Sebastian De Ocampo The First European Discovery Of The Gulf Of Mexico

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Sebastián de Ocampo

Knowledge of 16th century Caribbean island Cuba (then known as Hispaniola) expanded greatly with the discoveries of Spanish captain Sebastián de Ocampo who successfully managed to circumvent this island for the first time and enter the gulf of Mexico.

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