Spanish Explorer

Juan's background info

  • NAME: Juan Ponce de León
  • OCCUPATION: Explorer
  • BIRTH DATE: 1460
  • DEATH DATE: 1521
  • PLACE OF BIRTH: Tierra de Campos Palencia, Spain
  • PLACE OF DEATH: Havana, Cuba

Juan's achivevements

Juan Ponce de León (1474-1521) was a Spanish conquistador and explorer. He was active in the Caribbean in the early part of the sixteenth century: his name is usually associated with the exploration of Puerto Rico and Florida. By popular legend, he explored Florida to search for the fountain of youth He was wounded by an Indian attack in Florida in 1521 and died in Cuba shortly thereafter.

How Juan impacted the world

juan Ponce de Leon impacted the world in many ways. First he found new land. The land we now know as Florida. He named it that after the Spanish name of Pascua de Florida, the place of flowers. Florida had many flowers. In 1508 he found gold in San Bautista.