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The life of Francisco Vasquez De Cornado

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Jan 1st, 1510
an explorer is born
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Jan 1st, 1535
new spain 1535 Coronado goes to New Spain (Mexico) with Antonio de Mendoza (the Spanish Viceroy)
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Jan 1st, 1537
Got married 1537--Married the rich daughter of a colonial treasurer
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Jan 1st, 1538
govner 1538--Made governer of Nueva Galicia
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Jan 1st, 1539
South west 1539: The Viceroy tasks Coronada with searching the South West for Cibola and the Seven Cities of Gold
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Feb 14th, 1539
seven cities 1539: Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza is told of the Seven Cities of gold. The myth is given credence by a Franciscan friar named Marcos de Niza (1495–1558) who tells of a gleaming city called Cibola that local Indians described as only the smallest of the seven which holds more gold than the Incas
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Jan 1st, 1540
expidion 1540 Coronado begins his exploration of south-western North America in search of the Seven Cities of Gold; July - Battle against the Peublo Indians at Zuni, Coronado is wounded but establishes a base; Coronado finally reaches Cibola but it is not the city of gold described by Fray Marcos
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Jul 7th, 1540
battle 1540 July 7 Battle against the Peublo Indians at Zuni - Coronado is wounded but establishes a base
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Jan 1st, 1541
Quivira 1541 Coronado sets out for Quivira (a rich kingdom described by an Indian guide); he reaches Quivira (in what is now Kansas) only to find a poor Wichita village
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Jan 1st, 1542
1542 1542: The Viceroy brands the expedition of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado an abject failure but Coronado retains his post of Governor
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Jan 1st, 1542
grand canyon 1542 Coronado discovers the Grand Canyon during his voyage home
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Apr 14th, 1542
return from expidion 1542 April: Francisco Vazquez de Coronado starts the journey home. He had failed to find El Dorado, the Seven Cities of Gold but had made a tremendous voyage of discovery across America. During the expedition his men discovered the Grand Canyon
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Jan 1st, 1544
guilty 1544 Coronado is found guilty of atrocities against Indians and removed from office
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Jan 1st, 1551
rio grande 1541-1542--Coronado and his men spend the winter on the Rio Grande
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Sep 22nd, 1554
death