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  • 1.  Ponce de Leon was born in 1460, but historians believe he was actually born in 1474. He was born in Leon, Spain.
  • 2.  He discovered Hispaniola. He discovered Puerto Rico. He discovered Florida.
  • 3.  Ponce de Leon’s parents taught him. He was a son of a noble family. He had a famous relative. He served as a squire.
  • 4.  Ponce de Leon supposedly found the Fountain of Youth. Then he was said to have drank some of the water.
  • 5.  Someone else would have discovered Florida, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico. Someone else would have been the first governor of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. Someone else would have supposedly found the Fountain of Youth. Lastly, Diego Miruelo and his crew would not be alive.
  • 6.  Ponce de Leon was first a page then a soldier in the royal court. In his final battle in Florida against indians he died by a poison arrow.
  • 7.  Ponce de Leon is remembered as the person to discover Florida and look for the Fountain of Youth. He was burried under a Puerto Rican church. Then his remains were moved to a Puerto Rican cathedral.