Spanish Conquistadors

Isabella Cruz

Hernando Cortez

  • 1519
  • conquistadors: "conquerors"
  • conquered the Aztecs

Francisco Pizzaro

  • 1532: leads force to Peru
  • conquered the Incas

Ferdinand Magellan

  • 1519: set to sail around the world
  • he/his crew was the fist to circumnavigate the world

Advantages Against Other Natives


  • had cannons and muskets
  • they were only against arrows


  • natives were not used to European diseases
  • natives caught measles, mumps, small pox and typhus

weapons of the conquistadors