Hernán Cortés

(redirected from Hernando Cortes)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Hernán Cortés
Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro
BirthplaceMedellín, Castile
Died
NationalityCastilian
Occupation
Conquistador
Known for Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire

Cortés, Hernán

 

Bora in 1485; died Dec. 2, 1547. Spanish conquistador; the conqueror of Mexico.

The son of a nobleman of modest means, Cortes was educated at the University of Salamanca. From 1504 to 1519, he was an official and owned encomiendas in the West Indies (Santo Domingo, Cuba). From 1519 to 1521 he led an expedition of conquest to Mexico, during which Spanish rule was established in the central part of the country. In conquering Mexico, Cortes displayed considerable military and political ability along with extreme cruelty and perfidy in dealing with the Indians. From 1522 to 1528 he was governor and captain general of New Spain (Mexico); from 1529 he was captain general. In 1540 he returned to Spain, where he died.

WORKS

Relaciones de H. Cortes a Carlos V, vols. 1–2. Mexico City, 1958.

REFERENCES

Ocherki novoi i noveishei istorii Meksiki. Moscow, 1960.
Madariaga, S. de. Hernán Cortés, 6th ed. Mexico City-Buenos Aires, 1955.
Valle, R. H. Bibliografía de Herndn Cortés. Mexico City, 1953.

G. I. IVANOV

References in periodicals archive ?
Y en este sentido, "si buena fue la astucia de Dario para quedar senor, que no fue mala ni desconviniente la de Hernando Cortes para quedarse por capitan general en aquella tierra hasta saber la voluntad de su rey".
Hernando Cortes levanto el rostro hacia el cielo antes de responder.
es muy justa cosa que en la memoria de los que viven, esten escriptas las hazanas e fechos memorables de Hernando Cortes (.
Hernando Cortes, mando a Marina a que les dijese donde estaba el oro que habia dejado en Mexico; y luego los mexicanos le sacaron todas las joyas que tenia escondidas en una canoa llena [.
La fascinacion del conquistador es explicada de manera benigna por Garcilaso: <<Esto hizo Hernando de Soto movido de generosa envidia y celo magnanimo de las hazanas nuevamente hechas en Mexico por el Marques del Valle don Hernando Cortes y en el Peru por el Marques don Diego de Almagro, las cuales el vio y ayudo a hacer.
Es precisamente en este sentido que el caso de Hernando Cortes de Tolosa resulta ejemplar.
Their imaginations were spiced by mythic tales of El Dorado and of cities built of gold, but it still must have come as something of a shock to a battle-hardened mercenary like Hernando Cortes that the reality matched the myth.
Topiltzin/Tomas Damian Delgado Fray Diego de la Coruna Jose Carlos Rodriguez Tecuichpo/Dona Isabel Elpidia Carrillo Hernando Cortes Inaki Aierra Cristobal Quijano Honorato Magaloni Alanpoyatzin, the Brother Guillermo Rios Nanahuatzin, the Grandmother Josefina Echanove Rolanda Alvaro Guerrero Dona Juana Diana Bracho
As Hernando Cortes and his band of Spanish soldiers enter the "Hall of Justice" in Texcoco, Mexico, they behold a sight few had ever imagined: Nestled among feathers and various precious stones lay a giant emerald, with a base as broad as the palm of a man's hand.
While chocolate was a product of cacao beans cultivated by the Maya and Aztec Indians, its use in hot chocolate was "invented" by the Spaniard Hernando Cortes.
Pero no estoy pensando, no ahora, en aquellas entelequias mitad humano y mitad equino comandados por don Hernando Cortes, sino en aquellos otros, mitad dolor y mitad idealismo, que desembarcaron en el Sinaia.
Ten-year-old Kennedy Kimbell could have buried his head in history books, stuffed scads of information on Spanish explorer Hernando Cortes into his school report and turned in his project without a second thought.