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Hernan Cortes
Hernan Cortes (also Hernando Cortez) was a Spanish explorer who took Mexico from the Aztecs in 1521. He first sailed from Spain in 1504 on a voyage to Santo Domingo, where he lived until joining Diego Velazquez in conquering Cuba in 1511. Cortes led a force of 550 to the mainland in 1518, founded Veracruz and went inland to meet Montezuma II, leader of the Aztec empire. Montezuma was welcoming, thinking Cortes could possibly be a descendant of the god Quetzalcoatl, but Cortes seized the advantag More »
Born: 1485 (Medellin, Spain)


Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro Altamirano, Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca was a Spanish .... A map depicting Cortés's invasion route from the coast to the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan. In 1518, Velázquez put Cortés in command of an ...


a map created on Tripline. ... x. Where Hernan Cortes was before his journey. 2 ... Hernan Cortes, and Diego Velazquez joined together on a Journey to Cuba.


Because of the controversial undertakings of Cortes and the scarcity of reliable sources of information about him, it has become difficult to assert anything ...


Route of Cortes to Tenochtitlán. ... Cholula, Puebla Mexico. Huejotzingo, Puebla Mexico. Paso de Cortez. Frontera. Carenas (Havana). Line 3. Line 4. Line 5.


Map of Route of Cortes, 1519-21. Hernan Cortes. Cartas y relaciones de Hernan Cortes al emperador Carlos V. Pascual de. Gayangos. Paris: A. Chaix, 1866.


This map represents the route Hernán(do) Cortés and his men followed during the Spanish Conquest of Mexico. Cortes and his men battled their way through ...


Dec 17, 2014 ... The conquest of MexicoOn the trail of Hernán Cortés ... have deciphered the conquistadors' lousy spelling of Indian names to identify the route.


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Record 1 - 10 of 34 ... A map showing the expedition of Hernán Cortes in 1519. ... This map shows the route from the Battle of Cintla (Tabasco) to Veracruz (Villa ...