Definition of Hernando Cortes
1. Noun. Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547).
Generic synonyms: Conquistador
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Literary usage of Hernando Cortes
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1. History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott (1873)
"CHAPTER H. Hernando Cortes.—His early Life.—Visits the New World. ... Hernando Cortes was horn at Medellin, a town in the south-east corner of Estremadura,i ..."
2. Hakluytus Posthumus, Or, Purchas His Pilgrimes: Contayning a History of the by Samuel Purchas (1906)
"... Hernando Cortes AD 1519. Chap. VIII. [in.v. Conquest of Mexico and New Spaine by Hernando Cortes. Ernando" Cortes was borne at Medellin in ..."
3. The Missions and Missionaries of California by Zephyrin Engelhardt (1908)
"The term California is first mentioned by Bernal Diaz, the comrade in arms of Hernando Cortes;l New Albion was applied by the English freebooter. ..."
4. Hakluytus posthumus: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and by Samuel Purchas (1906)
"... Hernando Cortes Chap. VIII. Conquest of Mexico and New Spaine by Hernando Cortes. Ernando* Cortes was borne at Medellin in ..."
5. The History of Hernando de Soto and Florida by Barnard Shipp (1881)
"Hernando Cortes IN HONDURAS. 1524-1526. WHEN Cortes had rebuilt and repeopled the city of Mexico, and had founded the towns of ..."
6. History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott (1873)
"Hernando Cortes.—HIS EARLY LIFE.—VISITS THE NEW WORLD. ... Hernando Cortes was born at Medellin, a town in the southeast corner of Estremadura,' in 1485. ..."
7. The North American Review by Making of America Project, Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge (1843)
"The Despatches of Hernando Cortes, the Conqueror of Mexico, addressed to the Emperor Charles the Fifth, written during the Conquest, and containing a ..."
8. The Historical Writings of John Fiske by John Fiske (1902)
"... Hernando Cortes. In 1511 he had served with distinction under Velasquez in the ... Hernando Cortes ..."