Hernando Cortes


Hernando Cortes was born in 1485 and died in 1547.
He traveled for 2 years.
Cortes is from and traveled for Spain.
He wanted to find gold, silver, and other riches.
The parents of Hernando were poor. When he was 14 Hernando's parents sent him off to law school, but he failed. When he got over to Mexico he had to kill the emperor Montezuma.
Therefore claiming Mexico for Spain in 1521. Cortes brought many goods to Spain from the Aztecs. He was a hero in his home land. After Cortes died he was buried in Mexico.

Hernando's route