Hernando Cortes Explorer

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  • Dec 1st, 1485

    Cortes is born.

    Cortes is born.
    Cortes is born in Medellin Spain
  • Oct 27th, 1504

    Cortes is expelled from school.

    Cortes was expelled from Salamanca University which gave him the inspiration to travel.
  • Nov 1st, 1504

    Cortes travels to the West Indies

    Cortes travels to the West Indies
    Cortes traveled to the West Indies where Velasques, the governer, gave him command of a fleet and sent on a voyage of discovery.
  • Nov 27th, 1511

    Cortes spends years farming

    Cortes spends many years farming, mining and taking care of livestock.
  • Nov 18th, 1518

    Cortes lands on the Mexican coast.

    Cortes lands on the Mexican coast.
    Cortes lands on the Mexican coast and gains leadership over the Totonics and Tlaxcalans tribes.
  • Nov 18th, 1519

    Cortes enters Mexico city.

    Montezuma the sovereign of the country welcomed him and took him as his leader.
  • Nov 27th, 1521

    Cortes gains power over Mexico

    The emperor, emporess , the ministers and whole court were in his power.
  • Oct 1st, 1533

    Cortes discovers the peninsula of California

    He discovers the peninsula of California but then returned to Spain.
  • Dec 2nd, 1547

    Cortes dies

    While living in Spain Cortes passes away.