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  2. Hernán Cortés - Wikipediaán_Cortés

    After he overthrew the Aztec Empire, Cortés was awarded the title of Marqués del Valle de Oaxaca, while the more prestigious title of Viceroy was given to a high-ranking nobleman, Antonio de Mendoza. In 1541 Cortés returned to Spain, where he died six years later of natural causes.

  3. Hernan Cortes | Expeditions, Biography, & Facts | Britannica

    Hernán Cortés, in full Hernán Cortés, marqués del Valle de Oaxaca, also called Hernando Cortés or Fernando Cortés, Cortés also spelled Cortéz, (born 1485, Medellín, near Mérida, Extremadura, Castile [Spain]—died December 2, 1547, Castilleja de la Cuesta, near Sevilla), Spanish conquistador who overthrew the Aztec empire (1519–21 ...

  4. Hernán Cortés - Biography, Facts & Accomplishments - HISTORY

    Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés (1485-1547) traveled to Mexico in 1519, where he eventually overthrew the Aztec empire and helped build Mexico City.

  5. Hernán Cortés - Facts, Quotes & Route - Biography

    Hernán Cortés was a Spanish conquistador who explored Central America, overthrew Montezuma and his vast Aztec empire and won Mexico for the crown of Spain. Updated: Mar 31, 2021.

  6. Hernán Cortés - World History Encyclopedia

    Hernán Cortés (1485-1547) was a Spanish conquistador who led the conquest of the Aztec Empire in Mexico from 1519. Taking the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan in 1521, Cortés plundered Mesoamerica as he became the first ruler of the new colony of New Spain.

  7. Hernán Cortés - Ages of Exploration - Mariners' Museum and Park

    Quick Facts: Hernán Cortés was the Spanish conquistador responsible for conquering the Aztec Empire and building Mexico City which secured Spain’s position in the New World. Name: Hernán Cortés [er-nahn] [kawr-tez] Birth/Death: 1485 CE - 1547 CE. Nationality: Spanish. Birthplace: Seville, Spain.

  8. Biography of Hernán Cortés, Ruthless Conquistador - ThoughtCo

    Hernán Cortés (1485–December 2, 1547) was a Spanish conquistador responsible for the audacious, brutal conquest of the Aztec Empire in Central Mexico in 1519. With a force of 600 Spanish soldiers, he was able to conquer a vast empire with tens of thousands of warriors.

  9. Ten Facts About Hernan Cortes - ThoughtCo

    Hernan Cortes (1485–1547) was a Spanish conquistador and the leader of the expedition which brought down the mighty Aztec Empire between 1519 and 1521. Cortes was a ruthless leader whose ambition was matched only by his conviction that he could bring the Indigenous peoples of Mexico to the Kingdom of Spain and Christianity, and make himself ...

  10. Hernán Cortés - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libreán_Cortés

    Se considera actualmente a Hernán Cortés como el descubridor de la península de Baja California, cuando el primer europeo que desembarcó en dicha península fue el piloto y navegante español Fortún Jiménez, quien al mando del navío Concepción, propiedad de Hernán Cortés, avistó y desembarcó en el año 1534 en la península, de la ...

  11. Hernan Cortes Timeline - World History Encyclopedia

    Hernán Cortés is born in Medellin, Extremadura, Spain. 1499. Hernán Cortés studies law at the university of Salamanca. 1504. Hernán Cortés sails to the New World and settles on Hispaniola. 1511. Hernán Cortés participates in the Spanish conquest of Cuba. 1519. Veracruz, Mexico is founded by Hernán Cortés .