Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

Born in 1510, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado was a Spanish explorer famous for his explorations of New Mexico, Arizona, and the Great Plains of North America. The members of his expedition were the first Europeans to reach the Grand Canyon.

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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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What did Francisco Vasquez de Coronado do for Spain?

He explored America to gain land for 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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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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Where did Francisco Vasquez de Coronado end up going?

He went to go find gold somewhere, but he never found any.

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Who was Francisco Vasquez de Coronado?

Francisco Vasques de Coronado was a Spaniard explorer who searched for the Seven Cites of Gold. But never found it. Instead he found The Pueblo Indians and opened up a large swathe of South-Western America.
He was a conquistador who came to New Mexico in the early 1500s. He heard there were cities of gold, and he decided to go and steal it. He spent years looking for it, but never found it. Basically, he was a crook and a murderer who had no respect for the people living in the Americas. History paints him as an adventurer.

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Who did Francisco Vásquez de Coronado explore for?

King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella.

That would be a little difficult, as Isabella died six years before he was born, and Ferdinand died when de Coronado was six years old. It would have been under the reign of Charles V.

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Where was Francisco Vasquez de Coronado from?

Spain

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What was the route taken by Francisco Vásquez de Coronado?

He traveled through New Spain, which included the southern half of North America ( Mexico, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas, and Oklahoma) and the Caribbean islands, from 1540 to 1542.

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What Country did Francisco Vasquez De Coronado explore for?

Francisco Vasquez de Coranado explored North America's southwest.

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What was francisco coronado paid for his expeditions?

No. The explorers made contracts with the king and it gave them a percentage of what they found, titles, and often a governorship.

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When did Francisco Vasquez de Coronado die?

The Spanish conquistador known as de Coronado (Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, 1510 -1554) died September 22, 1554 in Mexico City, where he was serving as city councilman. From 1540 to 1542, he and his men explored northern Mexico and what is now the southwest United States, but found none of the treasures they were seeking. The expedition ended after de Coronado was badly injured by a fall from his horse in December, 1541.

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What troubles did Francisco Vasquez de Coronado encounter on his exploration?

marched hundreds of miles but didn't find the cities of gold

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What country sponsored Francisco Vasquez de Coronado?

Spain/New Spain

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Who sent Francisco Vasquez de Coronado on his journey?

QUEEN ISABELLA

There seems to be a very serious misapprehension by a lot of users on this site that Ferdinand and Isabella sponsored every expedition that ever followed the one of Columbus. In fact, I am still waiting for the one that asks "Why did Ferdinand and Isabella sponsor the moon landings".

To put the facts right, Isabella died six years before de Coronado was born.

Ferdinand died when de Coronado was six years old.

De Coronado was not sent by anyone, he took it upon himself as Governor of the Kingdom of Nueva Galicia, and with the permission of the Viceroy of Mexico, Antonio de Mendoza. The expedition was financed by de Coronado and de Mendoza.

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Which country sponsored francisco coronado?

He was sponsored by Spain.

He was ACTUALLY sponsored by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella.

Isabella had been dead for 36 years, and Ferdinand for 24 years before de Coronado started his expedition.

The expedition was financed by himself and Antonio de Mendoza

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What did Francisco Coronado want to explore?

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Who financed the expedition of Coronado?

Queen Isabella

Isabella had been dead for 36 years before de Coronado started his expedition.

The expedition was financed by de Coronado and Antonio de Mendoza.

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What was francisco coronado's personality like?

it must have been hard to leave home but otherwise good.

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About how far did Coronado and his group travel?

45

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What crew began to search for quivira in 1541?

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When was Francisco Vasquez de Coronado born?

Francisco Vasquez de Coronado was born around 1510.

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Where did Francisco Vásquez de Coronado explore?

He explored in Spain, Mexico, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Spain.

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What is Francisco Vásquez de Coronado famous for?

His search for the seven cities of gold in the American Southwest.

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What are Francisco Coronado's major accomplishments?

He discovered the grand canyon in Arizona

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