Hernán Cortés a Spanish Conquistador

Hernan Cortes was originally from Medellín, Spain


he first explored New World. He traveled to the island of Santo Domingo, or Hispaniola. Settling in the new town of Azúa, in 1518 he set off to explore Mexico.

cortes became allies with some of the native peoples he encountered.

He took over the aztec empire

1518-1540 he explored and conquered kingdoms

1504-1511, 1518-1521, 1524

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