Hernan Cortes; The Great Explorer
Who was Hernan Cortes? Find out below!
Hernan Cortes was born in Medellin, Spain in 1485. During his lifetime, Cortes conquered the Aztec Empire, sailed to the "New World", and discovered the peninsula of California.
Cortes died on December 2, 1547 in Castilleja de la Cuesta, Spain of pleurisy. He was coming back to Spain from a war after nearly drowning, but he never made it.
What were some of his adventures?
The Conquest of Mexico
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- http://www.ducksters.com/biography/explorers/hernan_cortes.php : This source is about the journey's of Cortes and their significant events.
- http://www.history.com/topics/exploration/hernan-cortes : History.com explains the events of Hernan Cortes's journey to Mexico and the defeat of the Aztec Empire