What it means to be a Conquistador

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What it means to be a conquistador

A conqueror, especially one of the Spanish conquerors of Mexico and Peru in the 16th century.
a famous conquistador is Hernan Cortez he conquered the Aztecs in Mexico.

Why was it significant

They helped Spain discover and conqueror new territories and spread cultural confusion. Like Florida and the Aztec empire and the Inca empire

Why did the spanish start conqureing South America

The conquest of the New World by Spain was fueled by a strong religious culture as well as a strong desire to gain wealth and prominence for the new nation of Spain. Charles V was more of a diplomat than a religious zealot, however his son, Phillip II, who reigned in Spain from 1556-1598, was indeed a religious zealot.