Francisco Coronado was born in 1510 in Salamanca,Spain.
Before he became an explorer Coronado was a soldier.
His motives were to find gold and to locate the fabled riches of the seven cities.
Francisco Coronado's sponsors were the governor of Mexico and Spain.
He explored the Southwest of the American continent and claimed most of the Southwest for Spain he also charted the coarse of many rivers and native roads in the area