Pánfilo de Narváez

Pánfilo de Narváez (? - 1528) was born in Spain. He was a conquistador, a Spanish conqueror. He married Maria de Valenzuela and owned many plantations in Cuba and served as a lieutenant governor. The governor of Cuba sent him to arrest Hernan Cortés, but he and Cortés fought each other and Narváez lost an eye.

Although Narváez was a favorite of the king, he had bad judgment. In 1527, he was supposed to take over provinces from the Rio de las Palmas to the Cape of Florida. The trip was a disaster and he lost about 400 men. Narváez reached the Texas coast at San Luis Island, but his ship was caught in a storm in 1528 and he drowned.

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