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Arnao Esterlin

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Nationality  Flemish
Profession  artilleryman
Died  1593, Asunción, Paraguay
Occupation  Conquistador
Religion  Catholicism

Arnao Esterlin (16th Century) was a Flemish conquistador, he was among those who approved the election of Captain Domingo Martínez de Irala, for Lieutenant Governor of Asuncion.

Biography

Born in Flanders, Esterlín arrival at Rio de la Plata as a gunner in the expedition of Pedro de Mendoza. Arnao was the son of Cristóbal Esterlin (Osterling) and Ana Bersthin, (natives of Germany). He had three natural children with a woman, native of Asuncion. His son Rodrigo de Esterlín, was married to Juana, daughter of Zoilo de Solorzano, (conquistador born in Vizcaya).

References

Arnao Esterlin Wikipedia


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