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oct 1, 1518 - Hernan Cortes

Description:

Voyager: Hernan Cortes

Year Voyage Began: 1518 was the year he started his main voyage where he claimed Mexico for Spain

Country of Origin: Medellin Spain

Financed by: King Charles I

Motivation: His motivation was to seek fortune.

Where did he go?: He traveled to Mexico against the orders of Velazquez

Accomplishments: He conquered the Aztec Empire. Also, he was appointed Governer of the New Spain by King Charles IV.

Interesting fact: He first set sail to the New World at the age of 19. He also failed law shcool.

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Date:

oct 1, 1518
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~ 500 years ago
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