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feb 26, 1538 - Hernando De Soto

Description:

Voyager: Hernando de Soto

Year Voyage Began: February 26, 1538

Country of Origin: Badajoz, Spain

Financed by: Self financed

Motivation: Motivated to find jewels; he also wanted to conquer Florida

Where did he go?: Florida

Accomplishments: He was the first European to encounter the Mississippi River in 1541. He made a fortune in the Central American slave trade.

Interesting fact: He began his career in exploration at the age of 14.

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Date:

feb 26, 1538
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~ 480 years ago
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