By Laila Ghali
What's related to Hernan
Facts on his life
- Cortes attended the University of Salamanca
- In 1536, he discovered the peninsula of California
- He was also the Captain of Mexico.
Cortes against the Mayas
Before cortes died, he fought against the Pirates of Algiers in Africa during 1541, and later that year back in the New World, he led a force against the Mayas. Cortez died on December 2, 1547 near Seville.