Marcos de Niza

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Fray Marcos de Niza (c. 1495– March 25, 1558) was a Franciscan friar. He was born in Nice (de Niza means of Nice in Spanish), which was at that time under the control of the Italian House of Savoy. He went to America in 1531, and explored the area above Sonora.

He was a very hard worker and explorer.