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Hernando de Soto

  1. 1. Hernando de Soto Project done by Manali
  2. 2. Facts : <ul><li>Nationality : Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Lifespan : 1500-1542 </li></ul><ul><li>Education : Educated to the age of 14 </li></ul><ul><li>Career : Spanish Conquistador and Explorer </li></ul><ul><li>Famous as : The 1 st European to explore Florida and South East America </li></ul>
  3. 3. Biography <ul><li>Hernando de Soto was born in 1496. </li></ul><ul><li>Hernando de Soto was the first European documented to have crossed the Mississippi River. </li></ul><ul><li>Hernando de Soto's North American expedition ranged throughout the southeastern United States searching for gold and a passage to China. </li></ul><ul><li>He died on May 21st 1542 on the banks of the Mississippi River in Arkansas. </li></ul>
  4. 4. De Soto’s Route
  5. 5. Hernando de Soto arrives Florida <ul><li>In May 1539 , de Soto landed nine ships with over 620 men and 220 surviving horses at Shaw's Point, in Bradenton. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Hernando de Soto and his expedition
  7. 7. Timeline :- <ul><li>1530 : Francisco Pizarro recruited de Soto for his famous expedition to Peru </li></ul><ul><li>1531 January : Hernando De Soto sailed with Francisco Pizarro from the port of Panama with 3 ships and over 200 men </li></ul><ul><li>1532 November 15 : Pizarro reaches Cajamarca and captures Atahuallpa, the emperor of the Incas. Thousands of Incas were killed. The fabulous treasure of the Incas was stolen </li></ul><ul><li>1535 6 January : Pizarro founded Lima, Peru which he called Ciudad de los Reyes meaning 'City of the Kings' </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>1536 : Hernando De Soto returned to Spain reporting to the King on the explorations of Pizarro. De Soto brought back his share of the Incas gold - he was a rich man </li></ul><ul><li>1536 : Hernando De Soto set up a household in Seville </li></ul><ul><li>1537 : De Soto married Ines de Bobadilla the youngest daughter of Pedrarias Davila. </li></ul><ul><li>1537 : Hernando De Soto was named the titles of Adelantado of Florida and Governor of Cuba by Charles V and granted the rights to conquer Florida </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>1537/38 : Hernando De Soto gathered together 950 armed soldiers, priests and 10 ships </li></ul><ul><li>1538 April 6 : The Hernando De Soto expedition left Sanlucar, Spain for the Americas </li></ul><ul><li>1538 : The expedition landed at Santiago de Cuba </li></ul><ul><li>1538/39 : De Soto had been given the title Governor of Cuba, he spent some months in Cuba preparing for the voyage to Florida </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>1539 : May 30 Hernando De Soto arrived on the west coast of Florida with 1000 soldiers </li></ul><ul><li>1538/42 : Hernando De Soto spent four years exploring the area and searching for gold and silver. His contact with the native Indians was always violent and brutal </li></ul><ul><li>1542 : Hernando De Soto died of a fever on May 21, 1542. He was buried on the banks of the Mississippi River </li></ul>
  11. 11. De Soto’s Journey
  12. 12. Hernando de Soto’s journey
  13. 13. Thank you !!!
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