Juan Ponce De Leon

Spanish Explorer and Conquistador.

Who is Juan Ponce De Leon?

Juan Ponce De Leon is from and sailed for Spain. He explored from 1474 to 1521.

Accomplishments and Discoveries

De Leon was the first Spanish explorer to arrive in Florida. He sailed with Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the New World. He also conquered the island of Puerto Rico.

Travel Route

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He was born poor and died rich.

His Purpose

The purpose of Ponce De Leon's exploration was for gold.

His Outcome

Juan Ponce de León founded the oldest settlement in Puerto Rico and landed on the mainland of North America, a region he dubbed as Florida.