The Conquistadors

By: Ashleigh Marcus

Cortes 1485-1547

Cortes' location was Cuba. He caused the fall of the Aztec Empire, then built Mexico City. He came to the new world, at the age of 18, in 1503. Then left to conquer Cuba in 1511.
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Pizarro 1475-1541

He came to the new world for the first time in the year 1524. He was unsuccessful in finding gold, so he returned to Spain. In 1526 he came back to the new world, which was successful. In one of his expeditions, he discovered the Pacific Ocean.
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Orellana 1511-1546

He came to the new world as a young boy.Orellana discovered the Amazon. In 1542 he led an expedition down the Amazon River. Orellana took a wrong path, and ended up in the Atlantic Ocean. But this was a good thing because it provided lots of new information.
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Vaca 1490-1560

He accidently shipwrecked in Texas in 1527. He worked and lived with Native Americans while he was shipwrecked, then wrote a book about them.
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