Hernán Cortés was the Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca, in Mexico. He was born in December, 1485 and died in 1547.
He was a Spanish conqueror who led the expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire and brought largue portion of Mexico under the rule of the king of Castile in the early 16th century.
Hernán Cortés began the Spanish colonization of the Americas. He was born in Medellín, Spain. He was from a noble family. Hernán Cortés wanted to live his life in the new world.