Hans Staden

Hans Staden

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hans Staden (c. 1525 in Homberg - c. 1579 Wolfhagen or Korbach) was a German soldier and mariner who voyaged to South America. On one voyage, he was captured by the Tupinamb people of Brazil whom he claimed practiced cannibalism. He wrote a widely read book describing his experiences. Staden had received a good education and was in moderate circumstances when desire for travel led him to enlist in 1547 on a ship that was bound for Brazil. He returned from this first trip on 8 October 1548, and, going to Seville, enlisted for a second trip as a volunteer in an expedition for R o de la Plata which sailed in March 1549. On reaching the mouth of the river, two ships sank in a storm. After vainly trying to build a barque, part of the shipwrecked crew set out overland for Asuncion. The rest of the crew, including Staden, sailed upon the third vessel for the island of S o Vicente, but were also wrecked. Staden, with a few survivors, reached the continent in 1552.
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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135958836
  • 9786135958836