Marco Polo is an explorer from Italy who came back to Europe after staying in China for 20 years in 1295. He could be indirectly be credited for the discovery of the New World. His arrival in the New World caused an altercation in the ecosystem. Francisco Pizarro is a conquistador from Spain that led 180 Spanish soldiers against the Inca. His exploration added to the amount Silver there was for Spain. The flood of the amount of metal Spain has, sets prices to skyrocket that ends up causing economic difficulty for Spain, ultimately creating a deficit for them. Juan Ponce de Leon explored Florida in 1513 and in 1521. Leon claimed Puerto Rico for Spain and was one of the first explorers to enter the Americas. He is most famed for his search of the Fountain of Youth. Hernando de Soto is an explorer from Spain that had six hundred men and then began an expedition to find gold. He is known for his vicious treatment toward the natives with aggressive dogs and iron collars. Montezuma is a powerful emperor of the Aztec empire from 1502 to 1520 that was imprisoned by the Spanish under Cortes. Cortés' men sent Montezuma out to talk to the people and calm them, where he died. His actions led to the destruction of the Aztec empire. Christopher Columbus is a captain from Italy that was funded to find a better way to India. Columbus was the explorer credited with the discovery of America, so people started believing he had found a "New World". Which caused a global economic shake in
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In 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain looking for a shortcut to Asia. The King and Queen of Spain put the money up for the cost of the journey. He was looking for trade goods that he could sell back in Spain, he took a Catholic priest with him to spread the word of God to the native people of the new lands. These explorations will change the world more between 1400 and 1800, trade, travel, weaponry, and ideas will result in changes that will be seen around the world.
Hernán Cortés or Hernando Cortés Pizarro was a Spanish Conquistador who tried to take control/conquer the Aztec empire and succeeded but it still lived on in spite of what happened. But how did this all happen? Pay attention to figure out. Hernan Cortes was born in 1485 in a kingdom called Castile which was a part of Spain. He was an only child who lived in a relatively poor family, even though he was in the upper class, and as a child he was somewhat sickly. When Hernan was 14 his parents sent him off to the University of Salamanca so he could study law. Hernan wasn’t happy at that school and was very restless, though he did become very skilled in writing and did learn a bit of Latin. He failed his course and then returned home but still wasn’t happy.
Hernan Cortes was a Spanish Conquistador who dreamed of riches, a title of nobility, and fame. He planned to obtain these by leading an expedition into the New World. Spaniard’s dreamed that conquering Mexico would give them great wealth and Cortes as able to do this. He conquered parts of Mexico and caused the fall of the Aztec Empire. Cortes was so successful because he was a remarkable strategist. One
Christopher Columbus is an internationally celebrated explorer, due to his voyages to Central America during the Age of Discovery, a period between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries when explorers were sponsored by eastern countries to claim land. Columbus was an Italian explorer, on a conquest for gold and riches, who was sponsored by the monarchs of Spain, Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile, to travel to Southern Asia. Columbus proposed the idea of traveling from East to West, rather than traveling along the borders of countries and continents, such as Africa and Asia, to eastern countries for gold, spices, and other riches for the monarchs. When Columbus succeeded in landing in the New World, he believed he landed in Southern Asia, but rather he landed in Hispaniola, modern day Haiti and Dominican Republic. The “New World” was a term used for the area Columbus landed in, on October 12, 1492. When Columbus landed in the New World, it was inhabited by native people, who were used by the Spaniards to help navigate and understand the landscape of the islands and as workers to find gold. Columbus has a mixed legacy because he had positive and negative attributes; he made the Columbian Exchange, which increased biodiversity in the New World, and is an important explorer in American history, but also began the African slave trade and caused population devastation due to slavery and diseases in the native populations. The legacy of Christopher Columbus should be remembered as a villain because he was greedy for wealth and power, he introduced diseases to the New World, and enslaved and used violence against the natives.
Christopher Columbus- A merchant 's clerk from the Italian city of Genoa, a part-time fabric weaver inherited from parents, and expert sailor who discovered the Americas.
but he was not the first to discover Florida. Juan Ponce De Leon was a great explorer he was born around the 1460’s and came from a village called San Tervas de Campos (Lawson 1). At an early age he trained to become an aristocrat, he was a very intelligent explorer. Before Florida he was the governor of Puerto Rico until the title was prevented to be established by the Crown because of Ovando. A series of events that followed made him believe that there wasn’t anything for him there anymore.
Eventually one of Cortes’ men led a massacre of the Mexican nobles, and murdered Montezuma. These conquests led to other conquests with the motivation of more gold and more land. Another conqueror, Francisco Pizarro, also led his men to capture an emperor, Atahualpa of the Incans, and held him for a ransom of silver and gold. With this gold and silver, as well as land, they executed Atahualpa. These violent raids proved beneficial to the Spanish, helping them spread their conquered land further south in the Americas. This quest made the Spanish not only rich in silver and gold, but in land and with slaves, by use of violent force.
There were many European Explorers after Columbus “discovered” it. One important explorer to know and learn about is Francisco Vasquez de Coronado. He attempted to explore major things and he became well known after his expedition to the New World.
7.Hernán Cortés - Hernán Cortés, marqués del Valle de Oaxaca, was a Spanish conquistador who overthrew the Aztec empire and won Mexico for the crown of Spain.
Marco Polo's Travels formulated in Europe of the fourteenth and fifteenth century a new perception of the Eastern world, a world just as advanced and sophisticated as that of the West. Yet, another two centuries were needed for a significant change to take place; this was Christopher Columbus' voyage. For Christopher Columbus, Marco Polo's travelogue was a valuable and solid resource that contained the necessary details of the East. The geographical descriptions in his writing generated a basis for Columbus' scientific calculations for his expedition and the explicit depictions of the luxury of Cipangu and Cathay, flawed though they were, created a strong motivation for Columbus. In the 12th of May 1492, Christopher Columbus, accompanied
Introduction: Columbus he has change history as we know it in 1492. When he sailed to the americas to find things new for europe, and know one believed he could find it but he did because one person believed.
Born in 1460, Juan Ponce de Leon was made to be an explorer. Coming from a poor yet noble family in Santervás de Campos, Spain, Juan Ponce de Leon wanted to explore and obtain more money. He served as a page on the court of Aragon where he learned social skills, military tactics, and religion. He served in the military and fought using the military tactics he had acquired in the previous years. He became a conquistador shortly after his time in the military. As all conquistadors do, Juan Ponce de Leon sought for fame and fortune; he sought to explore and go to the New World. Ponce de Leon was very determined to explore and discover new treasures and riches. In this essay, we will discuss who Juan Ponce de Leon was and what he did, what Florida was like in the 16th century, and why the public should know more about Ponce de
Cortez temporarily left the city leaving Pedro De Alvarado in charge. Pedro ended up murdering several priests and religious leaders which caused the Aztecs to revolt. Cortez then arrived back in the middle of the revolt. He had Montezuma talk to them and made them calm down, but the Aztecs still considered him a traitor. Montezuma was killed by the protesters throwing stones.