Alonso de Ojeda (Torrejoncillo del Rey, Cuenca c. 1468 (some sources state 1466) – Santo Domingo c. 1515) was a Spanish navigator, governor and conquistador. He travelled through Guyana, Venezuela, Trinidad, Tobago, Curaçao, Aruba and Colombia. He is famous for having named Venezuela, which he explored during his first two expeditions, for having been the first European to visit Guyana, Colombia, and Lake Maracaibo, and later for founding Santa Cruz (La Guairita).

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  • Alonso de Ojeda (Torrejoncillo del Rey, Cuenca c. 1468 (some sources state 1466) – Santo Domingo c. 1515) was a Spanish navigator, governor and conquistador. He travelled through Guyana, Venezuela, Trinidad, Tobago, Curaçao, Aruba and Colombia. He is famous for having named Venezuela, which he explored during his first two expeditions, for having been the first European to visit Guyana, Colombia, and Lake Maracaibo, and later for founding Santa Cruz (La Guairita). (en)
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  • Alonso de Ojeda (Torrejoncillo del Rey, Cuenca c. 1468 (some sources state 1466) – Santo Domingo c. 1515) was a Spanish navigator, governor and conquistador. He travelled through Guyana, Venezuela, Trinidad, Tobago, Curaçao, Aruba and Colombia. He is famous for having named Venezuela, which he explored during his first two expeditions, for having been the first European to visit Guyana, Colombia, and Lake Maracaibo, and later for founding Santa Cruz (La Guairita). (en)
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