Hernan Cortes

Spanish Conquistidor

From Medellín, Spain

He was a sailor for Spain. He sailed from 1511-1514. He discovered some Aztec cities and helped to conquer some of Mexico.

Purpose and Outcome

His main purpose for these voyages was that he was intrigued by the new world and wanted to explore that area

The outcome that he got from this was he Caused the fall of the Aztec Empire and brought large porions of mainland for Mexico under the rule of the King of Castile

Significant events during his voyage

He reached Hispaniola in a ship commanded by Alonso Quintero and took part in the conquest of Hispaniola and Cuba

March on Tenochtitlan

Wednesday, Feb. 3rd, 9pm

Veracruz, Mexico

Heroica Veracruz, Ver.

He conquered this area

Conquer of Cholula

Wednesday, Feb. 3rd, 9pm


Accompanied by 1000 men he conquered Cholula in october of 1519