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Schmidel, Ulrich, approximately 1505-approximately 1581

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    • Schmidt, Ulrich, approximately 1505-approximately 1581
    • Schmidl, Ulrich, approximately 1505-approximately 1581
    • Schmidl, Utz, approximately 1505-approximately 1581
    • Faber, Ulricus, approximately 1505-approximately 1581
    • Schmidl, Ulrico, approximately 1505-approximately 1581
    • Schmidl, Uldérico, approximately 1505-approximately 1581
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    • Schmidel, Ulrich, 1510?-1579?
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    • found: Ulrich Schmidels reise nach Süd-Amerika, 1889.
    • found: Derrotero y viaje al Río de la Plata y Paraguay, 1983:t.p. (Ulrico Schmidl)
    • found: Unter Kannibalen, c1996:t.p. (Ulrich Schmidel) jkt. (Ulrich Schmidel, 1510-1581)
    • found: Deutsche national Bibliothek online authorities, viewed June 24, 2014(heading: Schmidel, Ulrich, 1505-1580; born either in 1505 or 1510, died either in 1580 or 1581; born in Straubing, Germany; explorer and conquistador)
    • found: Historia y descubrimiento del Rio de la Plata y Paraguay, 1881:t.p. (Uldérico Schmidel)
    • found: Wikipedia, Oct. 27, 2014(Ulrich Schmidl or Schmidel; born 1510 in Straubing; died 1579 in Regensburg; a German Landsknecht, conquistador, explorer, chronicler and councilman. Schmidl was, beside Hans Staden, one of the few the Landsknechts, who wrote his experiences down. Schmidl was the son of a wealthy merchant, and received a good education. He entered military service and took part 1534 as a Landsknecht under Pedro de Mendoza in an expedition to today's Argentina (Río de la Plata). He also accompanied Juan de Ayolas on his first trip in quest of provisions, and afterward went with Ayolas in his expedition up Paraguay River, and was one of the soldiers that were left with Domingo Irala in charge of the vessels in the port of Candelaria. When Cabeza de Vaca was deposed in April 1544, Schmidel sustained Irala, who was the new governor, and in 1546 accompanied him in his expedition to Peru as far as the foot of the Andes, where he was despatched with Nuño de Chaves to President La Gasca. He accompanied Irala on his last unfortunate expedition of 1550. He became a founder of Buenos Aires. His journey led him across the Río Paraná and Río Paraguay and into today's Paraguay, where he helped to found Asunción. From there he undertook several expeditions in the Gran Chaco, which led him into southeast Bolivia. After his return to Straubing with a few pieces of booty, he inherited the fortune of his deceased brother, and became a councilman. Much of his account in the German language overlaps with an account written in Spanish by Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca; their accounts, one by a German mercenary, another by a Spanish nobleman, offer stark differences in point of view)
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