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Uruguay During Colonial Period

The arrival of the Europeans dates back to 1516, when the territory was discovered by the Spanish explorer Juan Díaz de Solís, who sailed on the La Plata River. However, attempts at European colonization were long discouraged by the Charruas. [5] In 1527 Sebastián Gaboto, under the orders of the Spanish monarchy, built a first fortified camp on… Read More »