Biography of Hernando Alarcón (s. XVI)

Spanish navigator of the 16th century, to whom the first accurate knowledge of the configuration of the coast of California. No one knows about to fixed the time of his birth, but it was a candle on May 9, 1541 and toured the mar Bermejo or Golfo de California up to the mouth of the Colorado River, and acquired the knowledge that California was a peninsula. He/She returned to new Spain the year 1541, and drafted his geographical and hydrographic observations.