Photo: Sergio Lubezky, Veracruz Casa
In 2019 Planeta.com launched our spotlight on the 500th anniversary of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. We will follow the timeline of the expedition led by Hernán Cortés.
I and my companions suffer from a disease of the heart that can be cured only with gold
– Cortes told envoys of Moctezuma
Wikipedia: Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro Altamirano, Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca; 1485 – December 2, 1547) was a Spanish Conquistador who led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire and brought large portions of what is now mainland Mexico under the rule of the King of Castile in the early 16th century. Cortés was part of the generation of Spanish colonizers who began the first phase of the Spanish colonization of the Americas.