Statue of Francisco de Orellana

Local nameFrancisco de Orellana
LocationQuito, Ecuador

Francisco de Orellana Bejarano Pizarro y Torres de Altamirano was a Spanish explorer and conquistador. He completed the first known navigation of the entire length of the Amazon River, which initially was named "Rio de Orellana." He also founded the city of Guayaquil in what is now Ecuador.

Orellana died during a second expedition on the Amazon.

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Early representation of… @ Pereira, António, active 16th century

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Address Calle Germanio Salgado, Quito, Ecuador

Coordinates -0°12'2.563" N -78°28'31.509" E

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