Conquistador Timeline

Search Results

  • 1465 - 1524
    Life of the conquistador Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar who conquered and then governed Cuba.
  • c. 1475 - 1538
    Life of the Spanish conquistador Diego de Almagro.
  • c. 1478 - 1541
    Life of the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro.
  • c. 1485 - 1541
    Life of the Spanish conquistador Pedro de Alvarado.
  • 1485 - 1547
    Life of the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés.
  • 1489 - 1527
    Life of the conquistador Juan de Grijalva.
  • 1492 - c. 1580
    Life of the Spanish conquistador and chronicler Bernal Díaz.
  • c. 1500 - 1542
    Life of the Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto.
  • 1511 - 1513
    Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar conducts the Spanish conquest of Cuba.
  • 19 Jun 1513
    The notary Rodrigo de Colmemares reads out the Spanish Requirement for the first time to indigenous people in Colombia.
  • 1517
    Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar sends an expedition led by Francisco Hernández de Córdoba to explore the Yucatán peninsula.
  • 1518
    Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar sends an expedition led by Juan de Grijalva to explore the Yucatán peninsula.
  • Apr 1518
    Juan de Grijalva leads an expedition to explore the eastern coast of Mexico.
  • 1519
    Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar sends an expedition led by Hernán Cortés to explore the Yucatán peninsula.
  • 1519 - 1521
    Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar and Hernán Cortés contest who has the legal right to lead the conquest of Mexico.
  • May 1520
    Hernán Cortés is obliged to leave Tenochtitlan and face a rival force of conquistadors led by Panfilo de Narváez at Veracruz.
  • 30 Jun 1520
    The bloody retreat of Hernán Cortés from Tenochtitlan known as the Noche Triste ('Sad Night').
  • 7 Jul 1520
    Hernán Cortés defeats a large Aztec army at Otumba.
  • 31 Dec 1520
    Hernán Cortés captures the city of Texcoco.
  • 13 Aug 1521
    The Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan falls into the hands of Spanish forces led by Hernán Cortés.
  • 1522
    Hernán Cortés leads an expedition against the Huaxtecs in Mexico.
  • 1523 - 1524
    Hernán Cortés organises an expedition to Honduras led by Cristóbal de Olid.
  • 1523 - 1524
    The conquistador Pedro de Alvarado leads the conquest of the Maya in Guatemala.
  • May 1523
    Hernán Cortés is appointed the first governor of the colony of New Spain (Mexico).
  • 1525 - 1528
    The conquistador Pedro de Alvarado leads the conquest of El Salvador.
  • 1525
    Juan de Grijalva leads the naval part of a Spanish expedition to explore northern Mexico.
  • 1527
    Pedro de Alvarado is offically made the governor of Guatamala.
  • Jan 1527
    The Spanish conquistador Juan de Grijalva is killed in Honduras.
  • May 1528
    Hernán Cortés returns to Spain and is honoured by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1531 - 1532
    Hernán Cortés explores the Pacific coast of North America as far as California.
  • 1532
    Francsico Pizarro and the Spanish conquistadors arrive in South America.
  • 15 Nov 1532
    Hernando de Soto reads out the Spanish Requirement to the Inca ruler Atahualpa.
  • 1534
    Pedro de Alvarado leads an expedition of conquistadors to Ecuador and Peru.
  • Jul 1535
    Diego de Almagro leads a 20-month long expedition to explore Chile.
  • 1537
    Hernando de Soto is made a Knight of Santiago, the governor of Cuba, and awarded the status of adelantado for North American exploration.
  • 1538
    The Spanish conquistador Pedro de Alvarado is made the governor of Honduras.
  • 1539 - 1542
    The spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto leads an expedition of discovery and conquest in Florida and the southwestern part North America.
  • 1540
    Pedro de Alvarado joins an expedition led by Francisco Vásquez de Coronado to explore North America.
Membership