Cortés, Hernando

Cortés, Hernando

(1485–1547) annihilated Aztec culture, claiming Mexico for Spain. [Span. Hist.: EB, 5: 194–196]

Cortés, Hernando

(1485–1547) conquistador received by Montezuma as god because of height and red hair. [Mex. Hist.: NCE, 662]

Cortés, Hernando

(1485–1547) repaid Montezuma’s courtesy by murdering him. [Span. Hist.: EB, 5: 194–196]