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

Weapons:

  • had cannons and muskets
  • they were only against arrows


Diseases:

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


weapons of the conquistadors