Hernan Cortes

By Jack Mack

Hernan Cortes Early Life

Martin Cortes and Catalina Pizarro Altamirano was Hernan's parents. At age 14 his parents sent him to University of Salamanca to eventually study law. But he wasn't happy at school, because he was to crazy. He learned a little in school in 2 years but he still did not like school. So then he went back home and still was not happy. As stories came home about the New World, he decided to join the expedition to the New World but he never made on board.

Hernan Cortes Life As An explorer and Solider

Mexico was just newly discovered when Hernan Cortes was allowed to lead a small expedition to explore Mexico. The Governor actually changed his mind and cancelled the expedition, but Hernan Cortes went anyway on February 18th 1519, he would have been about 34 years old when he went on the expectation to Mexico with his crew.

Changes in Exploration over the years

Explorers have changed because sometimes there not even exploring the world but their exploring space. Also there is so much technology nowadays but back then they used compass and even the sunrise and sunset. Also you don’t even have have to go somewhere to explore it because you could use google earth and the web. Lastly we have more knowledge than the people back then.

Hernan Cortes voyage

Hernán Cortés - Mini Biography

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