Hernan Cortes

This Man Conquered a Whole Civilization

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Date of Birth - 1483

Death - December 2, 1547

Career - Before Cortes started exploring he tried becoming a lawyer but failed miserably

Nationality - Spanish

Homeland - Medellin , Spain


Hernan Cortes was sponsored by Diego Valasquez.

Even though Diego Canceled it, Hernan

Ignored him and sailed to the Americas anyways, taking the crew men with him


The nationality that sponsor was Spain

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Hernan Cortes Biography

The Conquest of the Aztecs (Significance)

Cortes has many significances in his life. One of them is he conquered an entire civilization called the Aztecs. Cortes heard of the Aztecs and knew that their leader was a powerful force in Mexico. Cortes wanted to rule them.Cortes allied with natives to help him on his conquest. Upon Meeting the Aztecs for the first time, Hernan was seen by the Aztecs as their god, Quetzalcoatl,returning because Cortes's light skin. In which made the Aztec leader, Montezuma, greet them with great honor.Cortes entered the city, Tenochtitlan, and the Spanish soilders and the Tlaxcalans sacked the entire city. Cortes kept Montezuma . Cortes manipulated Montezuma and ruled Tenochtitlán through him

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Cortes EQ Summary

The summary answer the essential question which is Which explorer would have influenced you to want to immigrate from Europe to the area they explored? Use evidence about the explorer to support your reasoning.

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This is the Biography of Hernan Cortes

Circumstances of Death

Cortes died on December 2nd of 1547 Pleurisy.Pleurisy Inflammation of the tissues that line the lungs and chest cavity. Hernan Cortes died at the age of 62, he died a wealthy but embittered man. He died in the city of Castilleja de la Cuesta in Spain.