Hernando de Soto

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Hernando de Soto
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Hernando de Soto
Born October 27, 1496 or 1498 or 1500 [1]:135
in Jerez de los Caballeros, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain
Died Mey 21, 1542(1542-05-21) (aged 45)
Bank o Mississippi River, Present day Ferriday, Louisiana [2][3]
Naitionality Spainyie
Thrift explorer an conquistador
Releegion Roman Catholicism
Hauf-marrae(s) Isabel De Rupodio
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Hernando de Soto (October 21, 1496[4]– Mey 21, 1542) wis a Spaingie explorer an conquistador who led the first European expedeetion deep intae the territory o the modren-day Unitit States (Florida, Georgie, Alabama an maist likely Arkansas), an the first documentot European tae hae crossed the Mississippi River.[5]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Leon, P., 1998, The Discovery and Conquest of Peru, Chronicles of the New World Encounter, edited and translated by Cook and Cook, Durham: Duke University Press, ISBN 9780822321460
  2. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/de-soto-dies-in-the-american-wilderness
  3. http://www.biography.com/people/hernando-de-soto-38469#exploring-north-america
  4. http://www.softschools.com/timelines/hernando_de_soto_timeline/271/
  5. Morison, Samuel (1974). The European Discovery of America: The Southern Voyages, 1492–1616. New York: Oxford University Press.