The Aztec Conquerer
A little bit about Hernando Cortes and his Journey
What was Hernando famous for?
This amazing explorer
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Things that you might not have known about Hernando Cortes
2.After Cortes was nearly drowned, he went back to Spain still neglected and in dept. Then, he finally decided to go back to Mexico. He never made it. he died of Pleurisy.
3.Hernando and his wife had any children. But when she passed away, he found a new wife and had a lot more. Like Leonor Cortes Moctezuma, Martin Cortes, and Juana Cortes, etc.
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In 1504 he set sail for the Dominican Republic to try his luck in the new world. In 1511, when he was 18 years old, he joined the army. Diego Velaquez, the commander of the army, became the governor of Cuba and Hernando was elected mayor judge of Santiago.
Later in Hernando's life, Spain sent him to Mexico and he ended up conquering the Aztec Empire and winning Mexico for Spain. Unfortunately he died on December 2nd, 1547. This event happened in Castelleja De La Cuesta, Spain. In conclusion, Hernando Cortes was a great and powerful man who was able to do an extraordinary thing. Conquer the Aztec Empire.