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ALVARO, or ALB0, Francisco, Spanish sailor, lived in the 16th century. He accompanied Magellan's expedition that sailed from Spain on 10 August 1519, and kept a logbook, which recounts the fortunes of the fleet from the time, they sighted the cape of Santo Agostihho on the coast of Brazil. The original is preserved in Simancas, Spain, and a copy is in the British museum. It was printed in the "Coleccion" of Navarrete, and is included in the documents given in the volume of the Hakluyt society, containing Lord Stanley's translations of Pigafetta and other records of Magellan's voyage.
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