Hernando Cortes

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Hernando Cortes's Childhood

Hernando Cortes was born in the year of 1485 in Spain. Hernando Cortes was the only boy in his family of four sisters. When Hernando was 14 years old his parents sent him off to a university. His father and mother hoped he would study Latin and become a famous lawyer. After young Hernando heard about Christopher Columbus he dreamed of sailing across the sea to get some gold.