Learn more about the man who brought the fall of the Aztecs.
The early life of Hernan Cortez.
Conquering the Aztecs.
After his victory over the Aztecs, Cortés' authority and position were challenged, he was appointed governorship by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. Then he traveled to Honduras in 1524 to stop the a rebellion against him. But back in Mexico, Cortés found himself removed from power. He traveled to Spain to plead his case to the king, he was not reappointed governorship. In 1540, Cortés retired in Spain. He spent many of his later years seeking recognition for his achievements and support from the Spanish royal court. Cortés died in Spain in 1547.
Spanish conquistador who explored the Bahamas, Honduras, and Mexico.Conquered the Aztec empire.
Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar
Spanish conquistador who conquered and governed Cuba on behalf of Spain. Tried to deny Cortes his expedition to Mexico.
Charles V was ruler of the Holy Roman Empire from 1519 and, as Charles I, of the Spanish Empire from 1516 until his voluntary abdication in favor of his younger brother Ferdinand I.