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About Hernando Cortes
Hernando Cortes was a famous Spanish Conquistador and explorer known for leading the legendary expedition that led to the fall of the Aztec Empire in South America in the early 16th century and claimed large parts of Mexico for the crown of Spain. As a result of his accomplishment, he was given the title of Marqués del Valle de Oaxaca, although he had hoped for the more prestigious title of Viceroy.
After the death of his first wife Catalina Súarez, he married Doña Juana de Zúñiga, with whom he fathered three children. He had several other illegitimate children with various indigenous women, most notably with Doña Marina.
He was suspected of murdering his first wife Catalina Súarez.
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Hernando Cortes' Popularity
Hernando Cortes was a famous Spanish conquistador, who was born on December 2, 1485. As a person born on this date, Hernando Cortes is listed in our database as the 6th most popular celebrity for the day (December 2).
People born on December 2 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Hernando Cortes is the 290th most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to Hernando Cortes' birthday, Hernando Cortes is the 26th most famous Spanish.
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