Hispanic History Makers
Juan Ponce de Leon 1460-1521 <ul><li>Conquistador and Explorer </li></ul><ul><li>Conquered Puerto Rico </li></ul><ul><li>D...
Hernan Cortes 1485-1520 <ul><li>Conquistador </li></ul><ul><li>Conquered the Aztec Empire </li></ul>
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz 1648-1695 <ul><li>Poet </li></ul><ul><li>Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>Mexican Nun </li></ul><ul><li...
Miguel Hidalgo y Costillo 1753-1811 <ul><li>Revolutionary Priest </li></ul><ul><li>Tried to free Mexico from Spanish rule ...
Simon Bolivar 1783-1830 <ul><li>Soldier and Statesman </li></ul><ul><li>Called El Libertador (the Liberator) </li></ul><ul...
Juan Seguin 1806-1890 <ul><li>Soldier </li></ul><ul><li>Fought at the Alamo, but did not die because he left to get reinfo...
Jose Marti 1853-1895 <ul><li>Revolutionary and Writer </li></ul><ul><li>Led the movement for the independence of Cuba. </l...
Diego Rivera 1886-1957 <ul><li>Mexican Painter </li></ul><ul><li>Painted murals of Mexican life and culture.  </li></ul><u...
Severo Ochoa 1905-1993 <ul><li>Spanish biochemist </li></ul><ul><li>Won the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine </li><...
Frida Kahlo 1907-1954 <ul><li>Mexican Painter </li></ul><ul><li>Known for her intense self-portraits.  </li></ul><ul><li>H...
Narciso Martinez 1911-1992 <ul><li>Mexican Musician </li></ul><ul><li>“ Father” of the Tejano style of accordion music kno...
Cesar Chavez 1927-1993 <ul><li>Mexican American Activist </li></ul><ul><li>World War II Veteran </li></ul><ul><li>Founded ...
Jaime Escalante 1903-Present <ul><li>Educator </li></ul><ul><li>Math teacher who achieved outstanding results with his stu...
Roberto Clemente 1934-1972 <ul><li>Puerto Rican Baseball Player </li></ul><ul><li>Led the National League in hitting 4 tim...
Antonia Novello 1944-Present <ul><li>Puerto Rican Physician and Public Official </li></ul><ul><li>First Hispanic and women...
Edward James Olmos 1947-Present <ul><li>Mexican American Actor and Activist </li></ul><ul><li>Has received many awards for...
Carlos Santana 1947-Present <ul><li>Mexican Musician </li></ul><ul><li>Grammy award winning jazz-rock musician. </li></ul>...
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen 1952-Present <ul><li>Cuban Congresswoman </li></ul><ul><li>First Cuban-American member of Congress </l...
Sandra Cisneros 1954-Present <ul><li>Mexican American writer, poet, and novelist. </li></ul><ul><li>She is known for her v...
Nancy Lopez 1957-Present <ul><li>Mexican American Golfer </li></ul><ul><li>Has won 3 LPGA Titles </li></ul><ul><li>Member ...
Ellen Ochoa 1958-Present <ul><li>Mexican American Astronaut </li></ul><ul><li>First Latino Women to travel into space. </l...
Selena Quintanilla Perez 1971-1995 <ul><li>Mexican American Singer </li></ul><ul><li>Popular Tejano singer in both Mexico ...
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Hispanic History Makers

  1. 1. Hispanic History Makers
  2. 2. Juan Ponce de Leon 1460-1521 <ul><li>Conquistador and Explorer </li></ul><ul><li>Conquered Puerto Rico </li></ul><ul><li>Discovered Florida </li></ul>
  3. 3. Hernan Cortes 1485-1520 <ul><li>Conquistador </li></ul><ul><li>Conquered the Aztec Empire </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz 1648-1695 <ul><li>Poet </li></ul><ul><li>Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>Mexican Nun </li></ul><ul><li>Studied theology, astronomy, philosophy, literature, mathematics, painting, and music </li></ul>
  5. 5. Miguel Hidalgo y Costillo 1753-1811 <ul><li>Revolutionary Priest </li></ul><ul><li>Tried to free Mexico from Spanish rule in a famous speech called “Grito de Delores” on September 16, 1810. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Simon Bolivar 1783-1830 <ul><li>Soldier and Statesman </li></ul><ul><li>Called El Libertador (the Liberator) </li></ul><ul><li>Liberated parts of South America from the Spanish </li></ul>
  7. 7. Juan Seguin 1806-1890 <ul><li>Soldier </li></ul><ul><li>Fought at the Alamo, but did not die because he left to get reinforcements. </li></ul><ul><li>Calvary Captain at the Battle of San Jacinto </li></ul>
  8. 8. Jose Marti 1853-1895 <ul><li>Revolutionary and Writer </li></ul><ul><li>Led the movement for the independence of Cuba. </li></ul><ul><li>Author </li></ul><ul><li>Poet </li></ul><ul><li>Was killed in Cuba while leading a revolt. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Diego Rivera 1886-1957 <ul><li>Mexican Painter </li></ul><ul><li>Painted murals of Mexican life and culture. </li></ul><ul><li>Painted murals of US industry </li></ul>
  10. 10. Severo Ochoa 1905-1993 <ul><li>Spanish biochemist </li></ul><ul><li>Won the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>His discovery helped expand our knowledge of genetics </li></ul>
  11. 11. Frida Kahlo 1907-1954 <ul><li>Mexican Painter </li></ul><ul><li>Known for her intense self-portraits. </li></ul><ul><li>Her style featured brilliant colors. </li></ul><ul><li>Her work is still very popular today. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Narciso Martinez 1911-1992 <ul><li>Mexican Musician </li></ul><ul><li>“ Father” of the Tejano style of accordion music known as conjunto. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Cesar Chavez 1927-1993 <ul><li>Mexican American Activist </li></ul><ul><li>World War II Veteran </li></ul><ul><li>Founded the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) </li></ul><ul><li>Helped gain better working conditions for migrant workers and safer foods for all Americans. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Jaime Escalante 1903-Present <ul><li>Educator </li></ul><ul><li>Math teacher who achieved outstanding results with his students in California. </li></ul><ul><li>Awarded the United States Presidential Medal for his achievements. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Roberto Clemente 1934-1972 <ul><li>Puerto Rican Baseball Player </li></ul><ul><li>Led the National League in hitting 4 times. </li></ul><ul><li>Led the Pittsburgh Pirates to two World Series. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Antonia Novello 1944-Present <ul><li>Puerto Rican Physician and Public Official </li></ul><ul><li>First Hispanic and women to be named Surgeon General of the United States. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Edward James Olmos 1947-Present <ul><li>Mexican American Actor and Activist </li></ul><ul><li>Has received many awards for his acting </li></ul><ul><li>Actively involved in political and humanitarian causes </li></ul>
  18. 18. Carlos Santana 1947-Present <ul><li>Mexican Musician </li></ul><ul><li>Grammy award winning jazz-rock musician. </li></ul><ul><li>His music reaches audiences from the 1960’s to today </li></ul>
  19. 19. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen 1952-Present <ul><li>Cuban Congresswoman </li></ul><ul><li>First Cuban-American member of Congress </li></ul><ul><li>Has served in the House of Representatives since 1989. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Sandra Cisneros 1954-Present <ul><li>Mexican American writer, poet, and novelist. </li></ul><ul><li>She is known for her vivid portrayal of Mexican American life. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Nancy Lopez 1957-Present <ul><li>Mexican American Golfer </li></ul><ul><li>Has won 3 LPGA Titles </li></ul><ul><li>Member of the LPGA Hall of Fame </li></ul>
  22. 22. Ellen Ochoa 1958-Present <ul><li>Mexican American Astronaut </li></ul><ul><li>First Latino Women to travel into space. </li></ul><ul><li>Has logged 1,000 hours in space </li></ul><ul><li>Also a accomplished flutist </li></ul>
  23. 23. Selena Quintanilla Perez 1971-1995 <ul><li>Mexican American Singer </li></ul><ul><li>Popular Tejano singer in both Mexico and the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>Her album “Dreaming of You” became the all time selling debut album by a female. </li></ul>
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