Pedro Alonso Niño (c. 1455 – c. 1505) was a Spanish explorer. He piloted the Santa María during Christopher Columbus‘s first voyage to the Americas in 1492, and accompanied him on his third voyage in 1498 to Trinidad.
After just two months they were back in Bayona, Spain, loaded with wealth. However, they were accused of cheating King Ferdinand II out of his portion of the spoils. Arrested, and with his property confiscated, Niño died before the conclusion of his trial.
There is a monument to Pedro Alonso Niño in the Convent of San Francisco in Moguer.
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