Hernan Cortes

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Hernan Cortes


1. His parents names were Martin Cortes and Catalina Altamirano.2. Cortes had started going to the University of Salamanaca when he was 14 years old .3. Cortes was very sick when he was a child.4. Cortes's parents hoped he would be a lawyer one day.5. Cortes joined the military.


Life Hernan Cortes was born in 1485 in Medellin, Spain. He first went to the New World when he was 19. A few years after, he went to Cuba and took an expedition to Mexico and conquered the Aztecs. He went back to Spain to talk to the king to become the Governor of Mexico. He was not successful. Years later, after all his adventures, he died in 1547.

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Cortes sponsor was Cuba

His mode of travel was boat.

Hernan Cortes's first voyage was 1519 to Mexico. His voyage was canceled but he still went with 11 ships and 500 men. When he arrived he took the Aztec Emperor hostage and conquered the Aztecs. Cortes left the city when he learned the Spanish troops were coming to arrest him for disobeying orders. He returned later on to find the rebillion in progress. the Aztecs drove them away finally. But later on returned to conquer the city and succeeded in 1521.


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