Hernando de Soto married Inés de Bobadilla in 1537. Also sometimes referred to as Isabel, she was the daughter of Pedro Arias Dávila, a patron of de Soto's with whom he traveled with, to the West Indies, in 1514. More »

Hernando de Soto sailed and explored for Spain. After a successful career in the New World, including a stint in the army of conquistador Francisco Pizarro, he explored what is now the southern United States, including F... More »

Hernando de Soto's accomplishments included capturing Peru, helping the city of Havana after the French burned it and capturing the Mississippi River. de Soto managed this, despite coming from a poor background. More »

Hernando de Soto's accomplishments included capturing Peru, helping the city of Havana after the French burned it and capturing the Mississippi River. de Soto managed this, despite coming from a poor background. 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 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 s... More »

Hernando de Soto sailed and explored for Spain. After a successful career in the New World, including a stint in the army of conquistador Francisco Pizarro, he explored what is now the southern United States, including F... More »