Leo G. Juan Ponce de Leon

  • May 21, 1474


    Born in Santervas de Campos, Spain. His mother is Leonor de Guzman de Silva and his dad was Juan Ponce de Leon, II conde de Arcos.
  • Dec 5, 1493

    Helping Hand

    He helped Christopher Columbus find the "New World".
  • Dec 5, 1504


    He helped brutally crush a Taino rebellion on Hispaniola.
  • Dec 5, 1509

    Previous offices

    The years were 1509-1512 and 1515-1519, and the office was Governor of Puerto Rico
  • Dec 5, 1512

    Fountain of Youth

    Specific date unknown. He was given a contract in 1512 to look for, explore, and settle Bimini. The contract did mention the fountain of youth.
  • Apr 2, 1513


    Instead of finding Bimini and the fountain of youth, Juan Ponce de Leon had found Florida. He named it Florida not only beacuse they landed around the time of Easter, but because of the region's lush and florid vegetation.
  • Jul 6, 1521


    He had died in Havana, Cuba because of an arrow in his thigh and or poisoning, so he had either bled to death or died of of being poisoned.