Hernando De soto
He explored the southeastern United States from Tampa Bay to South Carolina. He also explored the Mississippi River.
He was inspired by his surroundings
De Soto returned to Spain in 1536, and was granted the rights to conquer Florida and was named governor in Cuba in 1537
He and his men traveled nearly 4,000 miles throughout the region that would become the southeastern United States
He was 14 when he went on his last voyage