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Why did Gaspar de Portola explore?

Last Updated: 17th March, 2020

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Portola's goals for his expeditions were to expand Spain's settlements and claim new land. Portola explored San Diego and Monterey in California. Portola was chosen governor of Puebla, Mexico and he was largely honored in California. He became governor of Baja California in 1767.

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Hereof, where did Gaspar de Portola explore?

As commander of the Portolá expedition on land and sea that established San Diego and Monterey, Portolá expanded New Spain's Las Californias province far to the north from its beginnings on the Baja California peninsula.

Similarly, when was Gaspar de Portola born? January 1, 1716

Moreover, what month did Gaspar de Portola die?

Later he was appointed King's Lieutenant for the strongholds and castles of Lérida. Gaspar de Portolà died in October 1784.

How did Portola die?

Natural causes

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