Juan Ponce de Leon first came toin 1513. In 1521 de Leon later returned to perform a permanent settlement. The Native Americans didn't like that idea so they declared war. Juan Ponce de Leon was injured in the leg forcing him to retreat to the nearby island of where he died from his injury.
He was looking for the Island of Beimeni but came across the land Florida
Yes, in-fact he did come from Spain. my moms butt
Ponce De Leon and he was French.
Don Juan Ponce de Leon was from Spain
to find the fountain of youth in Florida . so he can win the explorer awards.
Because the Spanish Conquistador Juan Ponce de León went to Florida and wanted to find the Fountain Of Youth that he heard of from other Spanish Conquistadors.
from the Spanish 'Pascua Florida' meaning 'flowering Easter' the name for Palm Sunday, as the peninsula was discovered on that day - 20th March 1513 by Ponce de Leon
The fir st settler in Florida was Jaun Ponce de Leon. Explorer and settler are not the same thing. Ponce was an explorer, and the first known European to come ashore in Florida (and, thereby discover and claim it for Spain). As to the actual anwser, Questioner is advised that the same question, and its answer has been posted already. Search facilities are provided at the top of Q&A Web pages on the site. Choices for exent of search are also provided.
A good candidate might be Ponce Deleon.
Juan Ponce de León, a Spanish conquistador, named Florida in honor of his discovery of the land on the evening April 2, 1513, six days after Easter and still during Pascua Florida, a Spanish term for the "Flowery Easter" season, and also for the land's appearance as a "flowered land."
Ponce de Leon was there in 1513, only 21 years after Columbus discovered the new world.
Although details are hard to come by, it is certain that he was married and had children because a contemporary report says that during an attack by Caribs from another island on the city (and on his house) in Puerto Rico where he lived, "his family" managed to escape in time.
Juan Ponce de Leon did not have any point-black failures because he is a beast and was so amazing that he has a long list of accomplishments and strengths but one will never be able to find at least 5 things that ponce de leon failed at. Furthermore you can say that Ponce deLeon failed at being a good man because through his amazing accomplishments he ruined the chances of another man being recognized for anything in their lives (because he did it first). I dare you to research and come up with 5 failures because I myself have been trying to find the answer to this very question for the past 3 hours. all i want to do is sleep. dear jesus i swear ponce de leon will remain a beast and will never be smeared in his good name. i hope you find my answer to be fitting and i assure you that after you spend quality time researching this topic you will agree with me.ps actual failures include (not finding the fountain of youth, being stripped from governor due to political disputes, and never being able to establish a colony in florida) i dare you to find more because i give up on life. thankyou and have a good day.-Anonymous aka a very angry 10th grade girl
Florida was named by Spanish conquistador Ponce de León, who was the first European to record its location, on April 2, 1513. He believed it to be a large island. He called it "La Florida" (flowery land) referring to the Easter season, which in Spanish is Pascua Florida.
It is of Spanish origin.
He is South korean
The Leon surname originated in Gascogne, France.
Florida Florida. Florida.
go look on the fallowing link...... http://www.houseofnames.com/xq/asp.fc/qx/ponce-family-crest.htm
Ponce is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman conquest of 1066. The Ponce family lived in Cumberland, at Ponsonby, from whence the family derived their name.
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