The Explorer Who Conquered The Aztecs?

The Explorer Who Conquered The Aztecs?

Hernán Cortés, a Spanish conqueror who lived sometime between 1485 and 1547, is probably most remembered for defeating the Aztecs and establishing Spanish control over Mexico.In 1511, Don Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro Altamirano, Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca, participated as a soldier in an expedition to Cuba headed by Diego Velázquez.Cortés’ full name is Don Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro Altamirano, Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca.

Harold Plumb

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