Christian Duverger

Hernán Cortés
(Cortés. La biografía más reveladora)

Biographies and Personalities

Publish date: 03-02-2012


ISBN: 9786071113382

There is more to Hernán Cortés’ life than the two years of the conquest of Mexico. Cortés was once a child who grew to be a man of desires, ambitions, will and intelligence. He met with as much failure as success, and his profound reflections contrast with his more earthly concerns. We usually remember him as the person who introduced sugar cane and silkworms into Mexico, but he also explored the Pacific and discovered California, traded with Peru, reached the Philippines and offered them to Charles V in 1528.

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