Diego de Lepe

Diego de Lepe, sailed from Palos in December of 1499 with two vessels. He followed the closely he route of the Portuguese navigator, Alvarez Cabral. He went farther south along the American coast than any of his predecessors. He discovered the Bay of San Agustin on the coast of Brazil. He claimed all these lands in the name of the King of Spain, only to have it voided by the Line of Demarcation of 1498. He was accompanied by Amerigo Vespucci on his voyage. He followed the voyage of Rodrigo de Rodrigo Bastidas, chronologically.

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September 28, 2001
Bruce C. Ruiz