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GONZALEZ-BARRERA, Julián. Defeat across the Strait of Magellan: The forgotten trip of Juan Ladrillero (1557-1559). Atenea (Concepc.) [online]. 2010, n.501, pp.11-33. ISSN 0718-0462. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-04622010000100002.
The life of Juan Ladrillero (1505-1559) is almost unknown inside or outside the academic world, although he was the first person to cross the Strait of Magellan in both directions. This present work attempts to recover the figure of the Spanish explorer and complete his biography thanks to the discovery of new archival documents. Also, these documents will help to solve once and for all some related problems, such as the confusion with the "other" Ladrillero, often mistaken with the protagonist of our narrative.
Palabras clave : Juan Ladrillero (1505-1559); Strait of Magellan; XVIth Century, Colonial Chile.