What year did Francisco Pizarro first set sail for the New World?

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What year did Francisco Pizarro first set sail for the New World?

Francisco Pizarro:

Francisco Pizarro was a famous explorer and conquistador for the Spanish government. He was born to a poor family in Spain the the early 1470s. He decided that he wanted to sail the world in hopes of becoming wealthy at a young age.

Answer and Explanation:

Pizarro first set sail for the New World in 1509. His first expedition was with Alonso de Ojeda. They set sail for the Gulf of Uraba, which is in present day Colombia. They set up a colony there, but the colony failed. Pizarro briefly led those who survived at the colony, but then he left them and sailed to Cartagena, Spain.


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