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CABRILLO, Juan Rodriguez (cah-breel'-lo), Portuguese navigator, born in the latter part of the 15th century; died on the island of San Bernardo, California, 3 January, 1543. By order of the king of Spain he explored California in 1542, and discovered the islands of Santo Tomas or Encapa, Santa Cruz, San Miguel (also called Santa Rosa), and San Ber-nardo. He also discovered the harbors of Abreo-jos, Santa Clara, San Bartolome, Canoas, and San Jer6nimo, the islands of Asunci6n and San Este-ban, and took possession of the harbor of Virgenes, and discovered those of Todos Santos and San Diego, Cape San Quintin, islands Caronadas and Concepci6n, sierras of San Martin, and Pinos bay. He wrote a description of his discoveries under the title of "Viaje y descubrimientos hasta el grado 43 de Latitud," which is preserved in the "Archivo General de Indias" of Spain.
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