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jan 1, 1513 - Juan Ponce de Leon

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Voyager: Juan Ponce de Leon

Year Voyage Began:1513 is when he led the first European expedition to La Florida.

Country of Origin: Leon, Spain

Financed by: King Ferdinand

Motivation: He was on a quest for gold. He aslo was on a quest to find the "fountain of youth"

Where did he go?: Florida

Accomplishments:Ponce de León may have accompanied Christopher Columbus on his 1493 voyage to the New World. A decade later, he served as governor of the eastern province of Hispaniola when he decided to explore a nearby island, which became Puerto Rico.

Interesting fact: First European to set foot in Florida's land. Another interesting fact is that he died on his birthday.

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jan 1, 1513
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~ 506 years ago
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