Did Hernando de Soto have children?


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Hernando de Soto did not have any known children, despite having a wife. He married Seville Dávila a year after his conquest of Peru, but grew restless at home with his new wife. They did not bear children, and de Soto sold all his belongings to set sail for Florida.

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Hernando de Soto was an explorer, known for organising the battle that resulted in the conquest of Peru, exploring Florida and North America and being the leader of the first European team of explorers to travel through the Mississippi River.

He explored other areas, besides Florida, including Georgia and Alabama. Struck with fever after crossing the Mississippi River, he died and named Luis de Moscoso Alvarado as the leader of the exploration. His body was submerged in the river he discovered.

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