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 (kôr-tĕz′, -tĕs′), Hernando or Hernán 1485-1547.
Spanish explorer and conquistador who conquered Aztec Mexico for Spain.


(ˈkɔːtɛz; Spanish ˈkortes)
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the national assembly of Spain and (until 1910) Portugal
[C17: from Spanish, literally: courts, plural of corte court, from Latin cohors cohort]


(ˈkɔːtɛz; Spanish korˈtes) or


(Biography) Hernando (ɛrˈnando) or Hernán (ɛrˈnan). 1485–1547, Spanish conquistador: defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1523)


(ˈkɔr tɪz, -tɛz)

the national legislature of Spain or Portugal.
[1660–70; < Sp, pl. of corte court]


or Cor•tez


Hernando or Hernán, 1485–1547, Spanish conqueror of Mexico.
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Having 'pitched' their ideas to a panel of judges, Carley, studying Product Design with Qualified Teacher Status, will represent Bangor University in the UK undergraduate round of the Santander Entrepreneurship Awards, and will be joined by winning postgraduate student Hernan Diazgranados.
Next weekend Nick will be back in the city (he was last here a few years ago to play Williamson Tunnels) when he plays the Balance 026 tour at The Garage alongside Argentinean favourite Hernan Cattaneo.
Mexico City: Fearing potentially deadly flooding, Mexican disaster officials are closely monitoring the weather after Tropical Storm Hernan formed off the country's Pacific coast of Mexico.
The video of the Hernan meeting his hero is entitled "The passion for Messi has no limits" - watch it above.