Juan Ponce de León

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Juan Ponce de León
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1st, 3rd & 7t Govrenor o Puerto Rico
In office
1508–1509
Precedit biOffice established
Succeedit biJuan Cerón
In office
1510–1511
Precedit biJuan Cerón
Succeedit biJuan Cerón
In office
1515–1519
Precedit biCristóbal de Mendoza
Succeedit biSánchez Velázquez / Antonio de la Gama
Personal details
Born1474
Santervás de Campos, Castile
Dee'dJuly 1521 (aged c. 47)
Havana, Cuba
NaitionalityCastilian, later Spaingie
Spoose(s)Leonor Ponce de León
RelationsJuana Ponce de León (dauchter)
Juan Ponce de León II (grandson)
Juan Ponce de León y Loayza (great-grandson)
ProfessionExplorer
ReligionRoman Catholicism
Signatur

Juan Ponce de León[1] (Spaingie pronunciation: [ˈxwan ˈponθe ðe leˈon]; 1474 – Julie 1521)[2] wis a Spaingie explorer an conquistador.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Robert Greenberger (3 December 2005). Juan Ponce de Leon: The Exploration of Florida and the Search for the Fountain of Youth. The Rosen Publishing Group. p. 18. ISBN 978-0-8239-3627-4. 
  2. Morison, Samuel Eliot (1974). The European Discovery of America: the Southern voyages A.D. 1492-1616. Oxford University Press. pp. 502, 515.