Juan Ponce de Leon

A Spanish Explorer

Juan Ponce De Leon's Life

Leon was born into a poor yet noble family in Santervas de Campos. In Aragon, he worked as a page and learned his social skills, military tactics, and religion. He eventually turned into a soldier and fought against the Moors in Granada. He then traveled with christopher colombus on his second voyage in 1493. He sailed for Spain and Puerto Rico. His whole expedition lasted from 1493 to 1523. Leon was brave, bold, ambitious, and impulsive.