Definition of Hernan Cortez
1. Noun. Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547).
Generic synonyms: Conquistador
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Literary usage of Hernan Cortez
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1. Political Essay on the Kingdom of New Spain by Alexander von Humboldt, John Black (1814)
"Hernan Cortez, p. 155). In the district of Tepeaca there is a pretty Indian village,' now called ..."
2. A Year in Spain by Alexander Slidell Mackenzie (1836)
"Departure from Seville—Steamer Hernan Cortez—The Guadalquivir— ... we proceeded along the quay, and arrived safely on board the Hernan Cortez. ..."
3. Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe by Alexander von Humboldt (1849)
"... in a letter to Hernan Cortez, the discovery of a passage "by which the ... Hernan Cortez writes in 1527 from the recently conquered Mexican capital, ..."
4. Sketches of Mexico by John Wesley Butler (1894)
"Hernan Cortez is regarded as the central figure of the Spanish conquest. True, other Spaniards had preceded him in the discovery of Mexico, ..."
5. Kosmos: A General Survey of Physical Phenomena of the Universe by Alexander von Humboldt (1848)
"Hernan Cortez kept up a correspondence in 1527 from the recently taken Mexican chief-town Tenochtitlan "with the Kings of Zebu and Tidor among the Asiatic ..."