First European in California: Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo (32 words)

Historical Context Note

  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : WORLD HISTORY AND IDEAS: A CROSS-CULTURAL VOLUME.


A Portuguese explorer working for the Spainish, Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo (c. 1499 - 1543), was the first European to navigate the west coast of North America and to set foot on Californian soil.