Conquistadors

For God, Glory and Gold, was their rallying cry, but the conquest of much of the New World by Spanish conquistadors, driven by a mentality reminiscent of the medieval crusaders, was surely one of history's turning points, but even in the 16th century, questions were asked about the morality of their exploits.

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Tenochtitlan

Why was Cortes impressed when he arrived in Tenochtitlan in 1519?

Compared to European cities of the time Tenochtitlan was a very large city. Population estimates vary from 212,000 to 350,00 making it one of the very largest of it's day.

The city was well organized, with many squares where markets were held and trading carried on. They were not a savage civilization as once thought. It was a planned city with specialized workers.

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Who did conquistadors conquer?

The conquistadors are best known for their subjugation of the Aztecs in Mexico (Cortes) and the Incas in Peru (Pizarro).

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What was the Conquistador motto?

It was God, Glory and Gold in that order. Hoewever, in most cases it turned out to be Gold, Glory and God.

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What were the names of Vasco Nunez de Balboa's ships?

The Santa Maria and the San Anton are mentioned in the provided link below. As he made more than one expedition, there may be others...

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Which Spanish explorer conquered the Aztec Empire in Mexico?

Hernando Cortés.
Hernan Cortes (also known as Hernando Cortez)

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Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
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What did Francisco Vasquez de Coronado do?

Coronado (1510-1554) was a Spanish explorer and conqueror best known for an epic exploration of the Southwest and Midwest of the United States. Beginning in 1540, he led an expedition crossing from Mexico into Arizona. He eventually wound up in Kansas, His objective was to find the Seven Cities of Cibola which were alleged to have been made of gold. Needless to say, he didn't find them.

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Is the chest of Cortes real?

yes

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Why was Vasco Balboa's claim for Spain ridiculous?

Vasco balboa's claim to Spain was ridiculous because he eradicated every person he met. he tried to take over what the Native Americans already had

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Cabeza de Vaca Quotes?

It is what it is

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Juan Ponce de Leon
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What technology did Juan Ponce de Leon use?

most likely a ship and compass

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How did Hernan Cortes change Latin America?

He conquered Mexico (a Latin American country) in the 16th century.

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Facts about juan Rodriguez cabrillo?

His Journey allowed Spain to claim much of the Pacific Coast, including California.
His wife was named Beatriz.

He had two sons.

He made his own ship.

He had broken his leg and the wound didn't heal, causing him to eventually die.

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Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
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What did Francisco Vasquez de Coronado do for Spain?

He explored America to gain land for Spain.

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What country were conquistadors from?

Los Conquistadores were from Spain.

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When did Francisco Vasquez de Coronado start and stop exploring?

1542

He explored from 1540 to 1542.

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Juan Ponce de Leon
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Where did Juan Ponce De Leon claim for Spain?

Yes, he did even though he was from Portugal. The King of Portugal refused to let him sail,but the King of Spain agreed.

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What did Cortes pretend to do in Mexico?

he wanted no one to follow him and he wanted his own expedition

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How did Francisco Vazquez de Coronado die?

He died at the young age of 44 in 1554 (actual dates are in dispute). He was seriously injured by a fall during his expedition north of Mexico from 1540 to 1542. The searches turned up no treasure and Coronado was left bankrupt, so he took an official position in Mexico City, where he was living when he died.

He was trampled by horses during his expedition in 1541. His saddle broke, and he was trampled by those following him. He received such a serious head injury that he wasn't expected to live, but he pulled through.

The head injury is thought to have been a major factor in the decline of his health, as he was only 44 years old when he died in 1554.

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What are the dates of exploration of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo?

Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo joined his first expedition to the new world in 1502. He served under Hernando Cortez in 1519 and joined several other military expeditions before returning to Spain in 1532. He went on his final expedition in 1542, but was wounded in a skirmish with San Salvador natives and died on January 3, 1543.

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Which European explorer conquered the Inca empire?

Franciso Pizzaro.

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When did Juan Ponce de Leon die?

Juan Ponce De Leon died in July 1521 from a wound from an arrow supposedly poisoned with the sap of the Manchineel tree that he received in a battle with the Calusa tribe while on an expedition to Florida. He was taken back to Cuba, but died soon after.

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Did Hernan Cortes defeat the Inca empire or Aztec?

Both

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Who was the patron of Hernan Cortes?

Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain were the patrons of Hernan Cortes.

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What disease did Francisco Pizarro bring with them or have during the voyage?

Smallpox

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Conquistadors

What does conquistador mean in English?

Conquistador means, literally, conqueror. The Conquistadores were the people sent by the crown of Spain to America for exploring and conquering the new territories. They got a lot of fame for having won many territories and empires being always much less than the natives.

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