Pinzón Martín Alonso

Pin·zón

 (pĭn-zōn′, pēn-thōn′), Martín Alonso 1440?-1493.
Spanish navigator who commanded the Pinta on Columbus's first voyage to America (1492-1493). His brother Vicente Yáñez Pinzón (1460?-1524?) was the first European explorer of the Amazon River (1500).
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