Hernando De Soto

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Explorer Background

  • He was born October 27, 1496

  • He died, May 21, 1542


  • He spoke, Spanish

  • He died, May 21, 1542

    • He spoke, Spanish


    • He was born into a family with minor nobility and little money

    • He was more interested in adventure and exploration.

    • He married Isabella de Bobadilla, one of Pedrarias daughters.

Achievements/Discoveries

  • Hernando de Soto was a Spanish explorer and conquistador who led the first European expedition deep into the territory of the modern-day United States, and the first documented European to have crossed the Mississippi River.

Hernando De Soto

Impact on the World Today OR Impact on the World Then

He had led the victory of a recent civil war in Peru.
Hernando de Soto - Mini Biography