Hernando de soto

By Keats L.

Hernando De Soto

Hernando De Soto was born in Jerez De los Caballeros, Spain sometime around the year 1500. In 1528, Soto became regidor of the Guatemala and sailed from there to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, hoping to find a passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific. He chose 620 men and for the voyage to Cuba to the interior of North America.


In May of 1539,Hernando De Soto, 620 men and 220 horses land at Charlotte Harbor,Florida. While traveling south De Soto was ambushed and were mostly killed.

Spring fever

That spring Hernando De Soto was struck by fever and some of his men and died.