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In 1502 he became the ruler of the Aztec empire in Mexico. He was a powerful leader
An Italian sea captain in 1494, sailed from Spain, He commanded three ships - the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria
Christopher Columbus
In 1519 sailed along the coast of what is today Florida. He was the leader of an expediation. He is a Spanish Explorer
Alonso Alvarez de Pineda
He used Pineda's maps and led 400 Spaniards and reached the west coast of Florida in 1528
Panfilo de Narvaez
1539 was sent to find the cities of gold
Fray marcos de Niza
A spanish conquistador. In 1540 he led 300 Spaniards and 1,000 Mexican Indians north through Mexico into Texas
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
In 1682, French explorer sailed down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico . He claimed all the surrounding land for France.
Rene Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle
In 1539 he began an expediation in the Southeast.
Hernando de Soto
In 1542 he bacame the leader after Hernando de Soto died. Tried to lead his men to Mexico by traveling across what is now Texas
Luis de Moscoso de Alvarado
Survived the shipwreck
Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
Also survived the shipwreck and was enslaved by Dorantes earlier. Came from the country o9f Morocco, in North Africa
One of the early explorers to follow Christopher Columbus. He was a conquistador from Spain
Hernando Cortes