Conquistador Hernan Cortés was the leader of the Spanish expedition that sought to capture the Aztec Empire and explore its territory. When he was 19 years old, he embarked on a journey to the Spanish colonies that were located in the Caribbean. To be more exact, he arrived on the island of Hispaniola, which is now divided between the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Print. Levy, Buddy. Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Aztecs’ final stand are discussed in the book ″Conquistador.″ 2008, New York: Bantam Books. Hugh Thomas. Thomas. The Conquest focuses on Montezuma, Cortes, and the decline of the Old Mexican Empire. 1993, published by Touchstone in New York. Minster, Christopher. The successful invasion and annexation of Aztec territory.
The conquest of Mexico by the Spanish had precedents in well-established traditions at the time. The collapse of the Aztec Empire was a pivotal step in the expansion of the Spanish colonial empire overseas, beginning with the establishment of New Spain (later renamed Mexico).
Estimates range from 1,200 to 1,400 Conquistadors and between 80,000 and 200,000 native combatants from the Tlaxcala and Cempoala by the time he reached the steps of Tenochtitlan. However, the typical figures range from 1,200 to 1,400 Conquistadors. On the other hand, the Aztec Empire could field more than 300,000 soldiers to defend itself against the Spanish invaders.