By: Shelby Neary
Hernan Cortes was born in 1485 in Spain. He was from a lesser than noble family, and it is believed that he studied at the University of Salamanca. He died in 1547
He sailed for Spain and defeated the Aztecs to conquer Mexico for Spain.
This is a picture of the routes Cortes took to the New World
This is the Spanish flag in Cortes' time.
Hernan Cortes defeated the Aztec's, and destroyed their civilization. He conquered the Aztec Empire, and was very brutal towards the Aztec's. He first sailed to the New World when he was 19. He led other expeditions in the years 1518 and 1522. He went on explorations to conquer more land for the Spanish.
This was one of the many ships Hernan Cortes used to travel to the new world.
This is a painting of the Spaniards led by Hernan Cortes conquering the Aztec people.
He was the leader of the Aztec people.