Lopez De Gamarra, Francisco
LÓPEZ DE GAMARRA, FRANCISCO (?–1693). Francisco López de Gamarra, Spanish explorer and sea captain, participated in the search for René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle. When the expedition of Martín de Rivas and Pedro de Iriarteqqv searching for La Salle's colony failed to return to Veracruz on schedule, two frigates were dispatched to look for them. The captains were Francisco López de Gamarra and Andrés de Pez y Malzárraga, officers in the Armada de Barlovento. Theirs was the third of the five sea voyages sent to search for La Salle.
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