Hernando de Soto

Hernando de Soto (October 21, 1496[4]– Mey 21, 1542) wis a Spaingie explorer an conquistador who led the first European expedeetion deep intae the territory o the modren-day Unitit States (Florida, Georgie, Alabama an maist likely Arkansas), an the first documentot European tae hae crossed the Mississippi River.[5]

Hernando de Soto
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Hernando de Soto
BornOctober 27, 1496 or 1498 or 1500 [1]:135
in Jerez de los Caballeros, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain
Dee'd(1542-05-21)21 Mey 1542 (aged 45)
Bank o Mississippi River, Present day Ferriday, Louisiana [2][3]
Thriftexplorer an conquistador
ReleegionRoman Catholicism
Hauf-marrae(s)Isabel De Rupodio
SignaturHernando de Soto Signature.svg


  1. Leon, P., 1998, The Discovery and Conquest of Peru, Chronicles of the New World Encounter, edited and translated by Cook and Cook, Durham: Duke University Press, ISBN 9780822321460
  2. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/de-soto-dies-in-the-american-wilderness
  3. http://www.biography.com/people/hernando-de-soto-38469#exploring-north-america
  4. http://www.softschools.com/timelines/hernando_de_soto_timeline/271/
  5. Morison, Samuel (1974). The European Discovery of America: The Southern Voyages, 1492–1616. New York: Oxford University Press.