NARVÃ¡EZ, PANFILO DE
\nˈɑːv ˌe͡ɪtˈɪldə], \nˈɑːv ˌeɪtˈɪldə], \n_ˈɑː_v ˌeɪ__t_ˈɪ_l_d_ə_]\
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(1470-1528), was active in conquering the West Indies for Spain. In 1520 he was sent by Velasquez, Governor-General of Cuba, to conquer Mexico, but was defeated by Cortes at Cempoala. He was made Governor of Florida by Spain in 1528, and led an expedition of 400 men into the interior of Florida. They suffered severe hardships and were shipwrecked at the mouth of the Mississippi.
By John Franklin Jameson