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aug 6, 1542 - Hernando de Soto

Description:

Country of origin- Spain

Country/person who financed voyage- Spain

Motivation- To explore more of Central and South America

Accomplishments- First recorded European to discover and cross the modern day Mississippi river 1542

Interesting fact- Cause a lot of death among the Natives by spreading measles, small pox, and chicken pox

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Date:

aug 6, 1542
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~ 476 years ago
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