By: Breyden Weygandt
Why is Hrenando Cortes Important?
Born in 1485, he first set sail to the New World at the age of 19. Hernando Cortez later joined an expedition to Cuba. In 1518, he set off to explore Mexico. He defeated the Aztec empire in 1519 claimed Mexico for Spain and built Mexico City, which became a Spanish fortress in the New World.
Hernán Cortés - Mini Biography
How did Hernando Cortés die?
On December 2, 1547 CE Cortés died of pleurisy.
Pleurisy-Irritation and swelling of the tissues that line the lungs.
Hernando Cortez Quick Biography
Hernando Cortez was a conquistador that conquered the Aztecs and created Mexico City. Although Cortez accomplished many things including defeating the Aztecs, he died at 62 years old of disease. Cortez died of Pleurisy this disease causes swelling of the lungs.