Hernando de Soto

by: Melanie Hernandez

Information about Hernando De Soto

  • Hernando De Soto is from Barcarrota, Spain
  • He sailed for Spain
  • He took the routes in Florida
  • 12 years was his years of exploration
  • He discovered the Mississippi River
  • He was the first European to reach Florida
  • Helping the city of Havana after the french captured it and burned it & He assisted the Spanish crown in capturing Florida, as well as Alabama and Georgia.
  • His character was determined and focused on getting what he wanted
  • Seeking riches and greater glory, De Soto embarked on a major expedition in 1538 to conquer Florida for the Spanish crown.
  • He conquered many places and discovered many things but he eventually got a fever and died
  • They were the first men to encounter the Mississippi River and cross it