Hernando Cortes Expedition

By Taylor Godbout

Hernando Cortes

Cortés was a Spanish conquistador (soldier and explorer) who conquered the vast Aztec empire in central America.


He sailed beyond Europe.

In 1504 he sailed for Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), moving to Cuba in 1511 where he assisted Diego Velázquez in his conquest of the island and made his reputation for courage and daring.


He was sent to Spain to find gold

The route

Hernando Cortes

In 1504 he sailed for Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), moving to Cuba in 1511 where he assisted Diego Velázquez in his conquest of the island and made his reputation for courage and daring.


Hernando's ship