The Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortes conquered the Aztec empire in what is now Mexico. He was appointed as the first governor of New Spain and established Mexico City on the site of Tenochtitlan, the former capital o... More »

Hernando Cortes was a Spanish conqueror and explorer commonly known for his defeat of the Aztec people in the Americas. He did not treat the Aztec people in a kind manner and exploited them for vast amounts of wealth. More »

Hernando Cortes, sometimes spelled Hernan Cortes, left Spain in 1504 en route to Hispaniola, also known as Santo Domingo, where he served as a notary in the town of Azua. In 1511, Cortes set sail for Cuba under the comma... More »

Hernando Cortes was a Spanish conqueror and explorer commonly known for his defeat of the Aztec people in the Americas. He did not treat the Aztec people in a kind manner and exploited them for vast amounts of wealth. More »

Hernando Cortes sailed for Spain. He traveled to the New World at the age of 19 and played a major role in advancing Spain's position in the Americas. He is best known for defeating the Aztec Empire and conquering Mexico... More »

Hernando de Soto was a Spanish conquistador known for leading the first European exploration of the Americas that discovered the Mississippi River. In 1541, de Soto and his party crossed the Mississippi in search of trea... More »

Hernando Cortes, sometimes spelled Hernan Cortes, left Spain in 1504 en route to Hispaniola, also known as Santo Domingo, where he served as a notary in the town of Azua. In 1511, Cortes set sail for Cuba under the comma... More »