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Ponce de leon
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Were did the explorer want to sail to and explain why?
Research and record a few challenges did the explorer encounter?
Indentify the nation that your explorer was from and which nation did he sail for.
Summarize what the explorer and his crew accomplished?
List ten additional facts about the explorer that aren't mentioned in # 1-4
Ponce de leon died in July 1521,Havana, Cuba. He died by being the government of Puerto Rico.
Ponce de leon death
The nation that pance de leon is from spain. also, the nation that he sail is santo Domingo.
Ponce de leon explore to Florida in foot. He want to sail to florida to find treasure.
The challenges Ponce de leon faced is the Native inhabitants, The Native Americans, the long voyages and the muslims when he was a teen.
Ponce de leon and his crew accomplished is that he led the first European expedition in Florida.
He was a spanish explorer and conquistador.
Juan Ponce de Leon is believed to be the first European to set foot on Florida's land.
When Christopher Columbus returned to Spain following his second voyage to the New World, Juan Ponce de Leon stayed behind. He became the governor of Higuey, a Dominican province.
Juan Ponce de Leon married an innkeeper's daughter named Leonora. Together they had one son named Luis, and three daughters named Juana, Isabel, and Maria.
Ponce de Leon believed that the nearby island of Puerto Rico then Borinquen had gold so he took the island from the Natives with brutal force. He then claimed the island for Spain.
Juan Ponce de Leon was named governor of Borinquen, but his post did not last. He was removed from his position in 1511 once news of his brutal treatment of the Natives reached Spain.
Juan Ponce de Leon was then given permission to search for the next island Bimini which he believed had the fountain of youth.
In 1513 Juan Ponce de Leon set sail with three ships (Santa Maria, Santiago, and San Cristobal) and a crew of approximately 200. They reached Florida in April, naming the new land 'Pascua de Florida", which means "feast of flowers".
Juan Ponce de Leon returned to Spain and was named the Captain General by Spain's king.
Juan Ponce de Leon set sail again to return to Puerto Rico. He then began to search again for the island Bimini where he believed he would find the fountain of youth.