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George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 4 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
America in 1516. Reputed the most experienced navigator of his time. Discovers the river La Plata, South America,......January, 1516 [Killed by Indians on that river.] Las Casas, Bartholomew, born in Seville, Spain, in 1474; died in Spain, July, 1566. Accompanies Columbus to America, 1493, and during the next fifty years crosses the Atlantic fourteen times in the interest of the natives. Made Universal Protector of the Indians by the Spanish government......1516 Cordova, Francisco Fernandez de, died in Cuba in 1518; discovers Mexico and explores the coast of Yucatan......1517 Grijalva, Juan de, born in Spain; died in Nicaragua, Jan. 21, 1527. Explores Yucatan and hears of Mexico and Montezuma......1518 Cortez, Hernando, Spanish adventurer, born in Spain in 1485; died in Spain, Dec. 2, 1547; conqueror of Mexico......1519-21 Magellan, Fernando, Portuguese navigator, born in 1470. Discovers the Strait of Magellan, which he enters Oct. 21, 1520, and names, passing
elled the rumors, already credited, of the wealth of the country. Florida had at once obtained a governor; it now constituted a part of a bishopric. Florida del Inca, Vega, l. l. c II. Ens. Cron. d. i. Año Mdxvi. The expedition of Francisco Fernandez, of Cordova, 1517 leaving the port of Havana, and sailing west by south, discovered in 1517 the province of Yucatan and the Chap. II} 1517. Bay of Campeachy. He then turned his prow to the north; but, at a place where he had landed for supplies of water, his company was suddenly assailed, and he himself mortally wounded. In 1518, the pilot whom Fernandez had employed 1518. conducted another squadron to the same shores; and Grijalva, the commander of the fleet, explored the coast from Yucatan towards Panuco. The masses of gold which he brought back, the rumors of the empire of Montezuma, its magnificence and its extent, heedlessly confirmed by the costly presents of the unsuspecting natives, were sufficient to inflame th