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ROMERO, ANTONIO (?–?). Antonio Romero, Spanish explorer, undertook a maritime expedition with Juan Enríquez Barroto in 1686. They went first to Florida, and on March 4, 1686, were at the mouth of the Mississippi. From there they proceeded down the coast searching for the La Salle expedition. Romero was pilot with Pedro de Iriarte on a similar expedition later in the same year.


Carlos E. Castañeda, Our Catholic Heritage in Texas (7 vols., Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1936–58; rpt., New York: Arno, 1976). William Edward Dunn, "The Spanish Search for La Salle's Colony on the Bay of Espíritu Santo, 1685–1689," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 19 (April 1916).

Frank Goodwyn


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Frank Goodwyn, "ROMERO, ANTONIO," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.