Hernando cortez

hernoando was a great conquistador

Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro, 1st Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca (Spanish pronunciation: [erˈnaŋ korˈtes ðe monˈroj i piˈθaro]; 1485 – December 2, 1547) was a Spanish Conquistador who led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire and brought large portions of mainland Mexico under the rule of the King of Castile in the early 16th century. Cortés was part of the generation of Spanish colonizers who began the first phase o

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  • Hernando Cortes was Spanish.
  • He was born in 1485.
  • He was born in Medellin, Spain.
  • He was born of Spanish nobility.
  • His parents' names were Martin Cortes and Catalina Pizarro Altamirano.
  • The military ran in his blood, as his father was an officer in the Spanish army during his lifetime.
  • He was very sickly when he was a child.
  • His parents had sincerely hoped that he would become a lawyer one day.
  • Cortes attended the University of Salamanca.
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