Cortés, Hernán, 1485-1547

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1485
Death 1547-12-02
Spaniards
English, Spanish; Castilian

Biographical notes:

Conquistador and explorer.

From the description of Hernán Cortés correspondence, circa 1542. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980322

Hernán Cortés led the Spanish invasion of Mexico in 1519 and the conquest of the Aztec Empire in 1521. He was governor of New Spain between 1522 and 1527 before returning to Spain and being named the Marqués del Valle de Oaxaca. Cortés returned to Mexico between 1530 and 1541 where he explored the northwestern part of Mexico and its Pacific coast and discovered the Baja California peninsula.

From the description of Fernando Cortes ordinances, 1524 Mar. 20. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 122940118

Spanish conqueror of Mexico.

From the description of Letter signed "a lo que mandaredes Hernando Cortes" : to Senor Garçia de Llerena, "Desta çcibdad," 1525 Mar. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270537561

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Subjects:

  • Aztecs--Kings and rulers
  • Slavery
  • Aztecs--Wars
  • Indians of Mexico--Legal status, laws, etc
  • Aztecs--Social life and customs
  • Conquerors
  • Manuscripts, Spanish
  • Indian slaves
  • Conversion--Christianity
  • Indians of Mexico--Wars
  • Aztecs--First contact with Europeans

Occupations:

  • Conquerors
  • Explorers

Places:

  • America (as recorded)
  • Pacific Ocean (as recorded)
  • México (as recorded)
  • Spain (as recorded)
  • America (as recorded)
  • Mexico (as recorded)
  • Mexico City (Mexico) (as recorded)
  • México (as recorded)
  • Mexico City (Mexico) (as recorded)
  • Mexico (as recorded)
  • America (as recorded)
  • Mexico (as recorded)
  • Pacific Ocean (as recorded)
  • Mexico City (Mexico) (as recorded)