[2015] Aditya Chodapunedi: Great Explorer

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[2015] Aditya Chodapunedi: Great Explorer

Hernando Cortes

Hernando Cortes's LifeHernando Cortes was born in 1485 and was born in Medellín, Spain. When he was a kid he had a sickly life and his health wasn't that good. When he was fourteen, he began studies at the University of Salamanca in Spain. He stayed at the school for two years, and then returned home to Medellin. He came home eager for adventure and wanting to make his mark on the world.His goal was to control all Aztec lands.When he was an adult, Cortés signed up with an expedition to the New World led by Nicolás de Ovando, who was the governor of Hispaniola. Cortes was related to Francisco Pizarro, the individual who conquered the Inca Empire in Peru.

Hernando Cortes wanted to explore and eventually conquer the Aztec empire.He explored the Pacific coast of Central America and the Baja peninsula of California.Also later in 1522, he conquered all Aztec lands. His sponsor country was Spain.They paid for his expedition..He also went on an expedition and conquered Mexico for Spain.He also had an expedition to Cuba.


Birth LifeHernando Cortes was born in Medellín, Spain.Hernando Cortes's parents were Martín Cortés de Monroy and Catalina Pizarro Altamirano. Hernando Cortes had 4 sisters and had no brothers.He lived for 62 years. He died in December 2, 1547, in Castilleja de la Cuesta, Spain.He died from Pleurisy.Pleurisy is inflammation of the pleurae, which impairs their lubricating function and causes pain when breathing.

December 2, 1547Hernando Cortes dies

1522Hernando Cortes got married to Catalina Suárez Marcaida

August 13, 1521Hernando Cortes conquered all Aztec lands.

1519Hernando Cortes started the attack on the Aztec empire

1485Hernando Cortes was born

important Facts1.He conquered the Aztec empire2.He also claimed Mexico for Spain 3. Cortes also had an expedition to Cuba.4.Cortes sailed to the New World in 1504.5.While in Mexico he went on an expedition to the north and discovered Baja California.


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