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Hernando de Soto was born c. 1500 in Jerez de los Caballeros, Spain. In the early 1530s, while on Francisco Pizarro's expedition, de Soto helped conquer Peru. In 1539 he set out for North America ...

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Hernando De Soto was a villain. He was cruel and barbaric, forced his religion on native people, spread diseases to native people, and in the end he did no good because he was just greedy and ...

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Hernando de Soto (/ d ə ˈ s oʊ t oʊ /; Spanish: [eɾˈnando ðe ˈsoto]; c. 1500 – May 21, 1542) was a Spanish explorer and conquistador who was involved in expeditions in Nicaragua and the Yucatan Peninsula, and played an important role in Pizarro's conquest of the Inca Empire in Peru, but is best known for leading the first Spanish and European expedition deep into the territory of the ...

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Hernando de Soto’s Early Life and Career Like many of the era’s conquistadors, Hernando de Soto was a native of the impoverished Extremadura region of southwestern Spain. He was born in 1496 ...

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Hernando de Soto was a Spanish explorer born in approximately 1500 in Villanueva de la Serena, Badajoz, Spain. He is believed to have been the first European explorer to lead an expedition deep into what is now the United States. It is also believed he may have been the first explorer to be documented crossing the Mississippi River. Prior to his expeditions into the United States Hernando de ...

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De Soto's fleet sighted the western coast of Florida near Tampa Bay on May 25, 1539. He landed with about 600 men and about 220 horses, and from there he proceeded northward to present-day Tallahassee, where he and his men spent the winter of 1539-40 in the territory of the chiefdom of Apalachee.

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Hernando de Soto didn’t intend to do more exploring, but the Spanish king would have none of it. In 1537, de Soto was granted the opportunity to conquer Florida on behalf of Spain. It was an offer that de Soto couldn’t turn down, but he intended to sway hearts and minds instead of taking lives this time around.

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Hernando de Soto was a 16th century Spanish explorer and conquistador who is famous for being the first person to lead an expedition deep into the territory of United States and discovering several areas which hadn’t been yet explored by Europeans. Know more about the role of Hernando de Soto in the conquest of Peru; his life, accomplishments and death; and his exploration of North America ...

www.britannica.com/biography/Hernando-de-Soto

Hernando de Soto, Hernando also spelled Fernando, (born c. 1496/97, Jerez de los Caballeros, Badajoz, Spain—died May 21, 1542, along the Mississippi River [in present-day Louisiana, U.S.]), Spanish explorer and conquistador who participated in the conquests of Central America and Peru and, in the course of exploring what was to become the ...

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Peggy Pancella, Hernando de Soto, 7. Gloria A. Young and Michael P. Hoffman, eds., Expedition of Hernando de Soto West of the Mississippi, 1541-1543: Symposia (Fayetteville: The University of Arkansas Press, 1993), 14. Amie Hazleton, Hernando de Soto: An Explorer of the Southeast (North Mankato: Capstone Press, 2017), 9.