Hernando Cortes


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Noun1.Hernando Cortes - Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)Hernando Cortes - Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)
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One of the key documents in this trail is a letter to the King of Cebu by Hernando Cortes, captain general and governor of New Spain dated May 28, 1527.
Perhaps best known, Donoso Cortes was a Spanish diplomat and descendant of the conquistador Hernando Cortes (1485-1547), who destroyed the Aztec Empire and brought Mexico under the sovereignty of the King of Castile.
A German librarian-mathematician, Ernst Forstemann, using a codex that conquistador Hernando Cortes had shipped to Europe and Landa's mapping text, made the first breakthrough in actual decoding, proving both the mathematical basis of the Mayan calendar and the way the pre-conquest Mayan scribes used dates in recording the glyphs.
When thinking about Aztec history, the names "Montezuma" or "Hernando Cortes" are mainstays.
In 1519, when Hernando Cortes arrived in Veracruz, Mexico, he ordered his men to burn the boats,proving he wasn't going anywhere.
In the traditional story of the conquest of Mexico, as told by the conquistadors themselves, the brilliant strategist Hernando Cortes and a small, valiant band of Spanish conquistadors marched into the capital of the Aztec empire, Tenochtitlan (where Mexico City now stands), on November 8, 1519.
When Hernando Cortes appeared in Mexico in 1519, he and his conquistadores were welcomed by the native Tiaxcala confederacy of tribes.