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For the character from the Oregon Files novels, see Juan Cabrillo (character).
Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo
João Rodrigues Cabrilho
Posthumous depiction of Cabrillo.
Santa Catalina Island, California
Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo (Portuguese: João Rodrigues Cabrilho; 1499 – January 3, 1543) was an Iberian maritime explorer best known for investigations of the West Coast of North America, undertaken on behalf of the Spanish Empire. He was the first European to explore present-day California, navigating along the coast of California in 1542–1543.
You should add the tags nueva_espana and new_spain_colonies. It appears there is no profile for him. He is mentioned twice on their project page for New Spain.