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