Early life hernan cortes was a 16th century spanish explorer and conqueror ( conquistador) cortes was born in the town of medellin in 1485 and, as a child, cortes was considered pale and sickly although belonging to the lower nobility, his early years were spent learning latin later, he studied under a notary scribe. Excerpt from the life of hernan cortes “”when i saw the discord and animosity between these two peoples i was not a little pleased, for it seemed to further my purpose considerably consequently i might have the opportunity of subduing them more quickly, for as the saying goes, “divided they fall. Hernán cortés was a spanish explorer and soldier who conquered the aztec empire this resulted in large areas of early life hernán cortés was born in medellín, a village in northern spain in 1485 his father was martín cortés and his mother was catalina pizarro altamirano cortés was often sick while a child. The mental world of hernan cortes by j h elliott, ma, phd, fr hists read 14 may 1966 o many books and articles have been devoted to the life and career of hernin cortes that it may well seem presumptuous to add to their number but there is still no satisfactory biography, and it is only quite recently. Is quite limiting for cortés we think you might be surprised to learn how little the title conquistador portrays the man early life cortés was born in 1485 to martín cortés de monroy and donða catalina pizarro altamirano — names of ancient lineages in the town on medellín, spain according to gómara, cortés' biographer. Born in medellín, spain, conquistador hernán cortés (c 1485-1547) first served as a soldier in an expedition of cuba led by diego velázquez in 1511 he ignored orders and traveled to mexico with about 500 men and 11 ships in 1519, setting his sights on overthrowing ruler montezuma ii in the aztec capital of tenochitilán. Hernan cortes has 8 ratings and 2 reviews helen said: this is a basic recounting of the conquest of mexico by the spanish conquistador cortes told in gr.
Ovando also introduced cortés to a prominent noble, diego velázquez as we will see just ahead, this introduction would change his life in hispaniola, cortés would accompany velázquez on several small expeditions to subdue minor native rebellions, forging their lifetime connection again, the question. Hernán cortés was a spanish soldier, better known as the conqueror of mexico this biography profiles the childhood, life and timeline of this adventurer. Hernando cortes was born in 1485 into a noble family in spain (he is sometimes called hernan) cortes was an educated man and for a time he studied law at salamanca university in 1504 when he was 19 cortes sailed to the spanish colony of hispaniola (modern day haiti and the dominican republic) in 1511 cortes. Early life hernán cortés, marqués del valle de oaxaca, was born around 1485 in medellín, spain, and helped advance spain's position in north america in the 1500s he came from a lesser noble family in spain some reports indicate that he studied at the university of salamanca for a time.
From a young age, cortés sought wealth and adventure history remembers him as a fierce conquistador (spanish for “conqueror”) despite his reputation, he opened the door for further exploration and conquest to the south and north biography early life hernán (or hernándo) cortés was born in 1485 in the village of. Hernán cortés is best known as commander of the spanish conquest of mexico his life reveals the human, political, and intellectual dimensions of spain's american empire and the use of history in shaping an understanding of this collective enterprise. Amazoncom: hernan cortes: the life of a spanish conquistador (graphic nonfiction) (9781404251717): david west, jackie gaff, jim eldridge: books.
Discover facts about hernando cortes - the spanish conquistador who conquered the aztec empire this brief biography takes you through his life story from birth to death. Hernán cortés, marqués del valle de oaxaca, also called hernando cortés or fernando cortés, cortés also spelled cortéz, (born 1485, medellín, near mérida, extremadura, castile certainly he was “much given to women,” frustrated by provincial life, and excited by stories of the indies columbus had just discovered. The spanish explorer who explored cuba and mexico, hernando cortes this was for my ap european history class.
Hernan cortes facts: early life hernan cortes facts hernan cortes was born in 1485 in spain his family had a distinguished military background, but their excellent service had not given them much wealth he was described by many as a pale and sickly child, but a child with a thirst for knowledge and gifted in leadership. Hernan cortes was an explorer who eventually defeated the aztec people and brought mexico under spanish rule this is a timeline of his life.
Biography, timeline & facts about the famous explorer, explorations & voyages in the age of exploration short biography of the life of hernando cortes - spanish conquistador and explorer the following biography information provides basic facts about the life hernando cortes:. The life of hernando cortes by: diana del cid 2 map of hernandos voyage 3 information date of birth: 1485 in medellin, spain died: 1547 in spain hobby: spanish conquistador conquered what is now south and central mexico family members: parents: martin cortes, catalina cortes,. He went to salamanca university, but dropped out at the age of 17 after two years, cortes failed and finished schooling, returning home this, however, was later helpful, as he knew how the law of spain worked hernan's journeys started in 1502 when he had heard stories about the new world.