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Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

  • Mar 5, 1510

    Francisco is Born

    Francisco is Born
    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado is born into a wealthy family in Salamanca, Spain. Not much else is know about his childhood.
  • Jan 1, 1530

    Rumours of Riches Grow

    Rumours of Riches Grow
    Coronado hears rumours of riches in the land just above Mexico. He becomes very curious to what exactly is there.
  • Jan 1, 1535

    Coronado Sails for Mexico

    Coronado Sails for Mexico
    Francisco sails to Mexico in hopes of finding riches and gold. He was also appointed to do this by the Viceroy of Mexico.
  • Jan 1, 1536

    Seven Cities of Gold

    Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca traveled through North Mexico and stated that there were Seven Cities of Gold. (which Francisco found later that they were non-existent.)
  • Jan 1, 1540

    Francisco is sent to explore

    The Viceroy of Mexico send Coronado to search for the Seven Cities of Gold and other riches.
  • Period: Jun 1, 1540 to Oct 8, 1540

    Expedition is a failure

    After months of exploring, Coronado and his men come back emoty-handed. He and his men split up in search of different treasures.
  • Jan 1, 1541

    Francisco discovers the Grand Canyon

    Francisco discovers the Grand Canyon
    Francisco discovers the Grand Canyon, while some of his men discovered the Colorado Plateau.
  • Jan 1, 1542

    Francisco returns to Mexico

    After Coronado is sure there is no gold to discover, they return to Mexico.
  • Jan 1, 1544

    Francisco punished for Expedition

    When Francisco returned, the Viceroy charged him with 'Neglecting Orders." He was eventually cleared of this charge.
  • Jan 1, 1549

    Coronado is rewarded

    Francisco is rewarded for his service with a peice of land. (After his charges were cleared.)
  • Jan 1, 1554

    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado dies

    Coronado dies after being trampled by his horse, and the wound becoing infected from lack of care.