How Hernan Cortes Conquered The Aztec

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Hernan Cortes was a spanish conquistador that conquered the Aztec empire. He claimed Mexico for the spanish and became governor of Cuba. Hernan Cortes was born around 1485 in Medellin, Spain and died on december 2,1547 in castilleja de la cuesta, Spain. His parents wanted him to go into a law career. He was a sick child but got better when he went into his teen years. He went to the university of Salamanca and dropped out after 2 years. He joined Diego Velazquez on his expedition to Mexico. Diego cancelled at last minute Hernan ignored it and sailed with 500 men and 11 ships. He tricked the Aztecs to give him a lot of gold and a treasure he founded was chocolate.The ruler of the Aztecs named Montezuma. He believed that Hernan was a god named
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