Hernan Cortes (1485-1547)

By: Emma s, Cynthia B, Makayla L

The beginning of his life...

Hernan Cortes was born in 1485 in Medllin, Spain. His family was tight with money. He traveled to the island of Santo Domingo, or it was Hispaniola. He studied at the University of Salamanaca for an amount of time.

Later life...

After his win over the Aztecs, Cortes faced many challenges to his authority and position. He traveled to Spain to beg his case to the king, but he was not reappointed to his governorship. He spent much of his later years looking for recognition for his achievements and support from the Spanish royal court. He then died in Spain in 1547.

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