Cortés, Hernán, 1485-1547

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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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creatorOf Cortés, Hernán, 1485-1547. Copia del Testamento que ortogó el Exm̃o. señor Dn. Hernan Cortés, conquistador de N.E. Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
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referencedIn Mexico collection, 1522-1915, 1770-1865 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
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referencedIn Mexico collection, 1522-1915 (inclusive), 1770-1865 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Veasey, James Alexander. General Historical Manuscripts, Documents, and Photographs 1500-1980. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
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referencedIn Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora Collection 29948812., 1686-1704 Benson Latin American Collection, General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin
referencedIn Harkness, Edward Stephen, 1874-1940. Harkness collection, 1525-1651. Library of Congress
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creatorOf Cortés, Hernán, 1485-1547. Mapa de la nueva tierra de Santa Cruz : extremo meridional de la California descubierta por Hernan Cortés el 3 de Mayo de 1535. University of California, Bancroft Library, ARL
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creatorOf Cortés, Hernán, 1485-1547. [Mapa de] La nueva tierra de Santa Cruz : descubierta por Hernan Cortés. 1535. University of California, Bancroft Library, ARL
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referencedIn Ex-Stendahl Collection N/A. N/A., 16th cent. Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin
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referencedIn Obadiah Rich collection, 1450-1843 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Rich, O. (Obadiah), 1777-1850,. Obadiah Rich collection, 1450-1843. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Lizaula, José María Silverio, b. 1806. Documents to support the claim of José María Lizaula to a pension granted to the heirs of the Emperor Moctezuma 1531-1885. Newberry Library
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associatedWith Alva Ixtlilxóchitl, Fernando de, 1578-1650. person
associatedWith Alvarado, Pedro de, 1485?-1541. person
associatedWith Archivo General de Indias. corporateBody
associatedWith Belin, Mel, 1948- person
associatedWith Bishop, Henry R. (Henry Rowley), Sir, 1786-1855. person
associatedWith Bloom, Lansing B. b. 1880 person
associatedWith Carlos I, Rey de España. person
associatedWith Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, 1500-1558. person
associatedWith Cisneros, José, 1910-2009. person
associatedWith Clavijero, Francisco Xavier. person
associatedWith Conring, Hermann, 1606-1681. person
associatedWith Convento de San Francisco (Mexico City, Mexico) corporateBody
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Fernández de Moratín, Leandro 1760-1828. person
associatedWith Garçia de Llerena, Senor, person
associatedWith García, Genaro, 1867-1920, person
associatedWith Greenleaf, Richard E. person
associatedWith Harkness, Edward Stephen, 1874-1940. person
associatedWith Haskins, Mindy. person
associatedWith Herrera y Tordesillas, Antonio, d. 1625. person
associatedWith Huntington Free Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Icaza, Isidro Ignacio de. person
associatedWith Leal, Luis, 1907-2010. person
associatedWith Lizaula, José María Silverio, b. 1806. person
associatedWith Long, Haniel, 1888-1956. person
associatedWith Mexico. corporateBody
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Rich, O. (Obadiah), 1777-1850, person
associatedWith Scholes, France V. (France Vinton), 1897-1979. person
associatedWith Sigüenza y Góngora, Carlos de, 1645-1700 person
associatedWith Spain. Patronato real. corporateBody
associatedWith Spontini, Gaspare, 1774-1851. person
associatedWith Stendahl Art Galleries corporateBody
associatedWith Torquemada, Juan de, ca. 1557-1664. person
associatedWith Wagner, Henry Raup, 1862-1957. person
associatedWith Waldeck, Frédéric de, 1766-1875, person
associatedWith York, M. L. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
America
Pacific Ocean
México
Spain
America
Mexico
Mexico City (Mexico)
México
Mexico City (Mexico)
Mexico
America
Mexico
Pacific Ocean
Mexico City (Mexico)
Subject
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
Occupation
Conquerors
Explorers
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Person

Birth 1485

Death 1547-12-02

Spaniards

English,

Spanish; Castilian

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