Hernan Cortes de mon Roy y
Pizarro,1st marquis of the valley of Oataca
(Spanish pronunciation :[er'nan Kor'tez de mon'roj I pioaro] was born in 1485.
He was a Spanish conquistador
who led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec empire
and brought large portions of mainland Mexico under the
rule of the King of Castile in the early 16th century.
Cortes was part of the
generation of Spanish colonizers who began the first
phase of the Spanish colonization of the Americas.
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