Juan Ponce De Leon

by: The Dawson Bordelon

Juan Ponce De Leon: His Life

Juan Ponce De Leon was born in Campos, Spain in 1460. It is believed that he went with Christopher Columbus on his second voyage in 1493. He led a European expedition for gold, which eventually brought him to the southeast coast of what would become the united states. He also gave Florida its name and went on to become the first governor of Puerto Rico.

Significant Events

  • Juan Ponce De Leon was born in Campos, Spain
  • He sailed with Christopher Columbus on his 2nd voyage
  • He sailed from Spain to Florida and then gave Florida its name
  • Sailed from late 1400s to 1521
  • He discovered Florida and became Cuba's first governor
  • Wanted to find gold and fountain of youth

Juan Ponce De Leon

I'm a cool guy who likes to explore and wants to stay young forever.

Trip to Cuba

Tuesday, Feb. 16th 1504 at 2pm

Cuba

Just became the first governor of Cuba.