Spanish conquistadors

Mary Ecleo

  • Hernando Cortes - in 1519 was a Conquistador or Spanish conqueror who reached the land of Mexico.
- He conquered the Aztecs with his 600 men.

  • Francisco Pizzaro (1532)- Leads force to Peru, and kills Atahualpa, the Inca ruler and defeats the Inca.
  • Ferdinand Magellan- a Portuguese navigator who sailed around the world for Spain.
- He was killed, but some of his crew makes it and actually circumnavigated the world.

  • Guns, Steel, and Diseases- Spanish had weapons such as Muskets and cannons.
- Measles. mumps, small pox, and typhus kill the rest of the natives.

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