Juan Ponce De Leon

By: Kaylie,Abbey, And Grace 10-22-14

Juan Ponce De Leon

We researched Juan Ponce De Leon. He lived in Tierra de Campos Palencia, Spain.

Early Life

Juan Ponce De Leon was born on December third on 1493 in Tierra De Campos Palencia Spain. Juan Ponce De Leon was born in a noble family. Then, he became a soldier fighting in a notable campaign against the Moors in Granada. He began his exploration career as part of Christopher Columbus' second expedition to the new world after when the war with Moors ended. They started the expedition in 1493. Juan Ponce De Leon explored for Spain.

He explored for the Bahamas to find the fountain of youth. Although he never found the fountain of youth he discovered many other things such as Florida, the Gulf Stream and he also discovered Mexico in the name of Spain. Juan Ponce De Leon's parents names are Lope Ponce De Leon and Catalina De Perea Carrizosa. His first job was a page for king Ferdinand V and Quenn Isabella I. Juan Ponce had great adventures but he died in 1521 in Havana, Cuba.

Remembering Juan Ponce De Leon

Juan Ponce De Leon was remembered for...

Juan Ponce De Leon was remembered for many different reasons. Such as going on a second expedition with Columbus to the new world. Although he didn't come back with Columbus he discovered other interesting things. He was also remembered for wanting to find the fountain of youth and the golden cities. He never found the fountain of youth or the golden cites but he did discover Florida, the Gulf Stream and Mexico in the name of Spain.
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  1. He sailed to Florida and searched for the "Fountain of Youth".
  2. He was the first governor of Puerto Rico.
  3. He was the first European to step onto Florida and he named it Pascal De Florida which means the feast of the flowers on Palm Sunday.
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This is Spain's flag and Juan Ponce De Leon explored for Spain.

Resources

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Wikipedia

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