Diego Velazquez de Cuellar Timeline

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  • 1465 - 1524
    Life of the conquistador Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar who conquered and then governed Cuba.
  • 1465
    Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar is born in Cuéllar, Spain.
  • 1493
    Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar joins Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the New World.
  • 1511 - 1513
    Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar conducts the Spanish conquest of Cuba.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1521
    Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar is removed from office as governor of Cuba.
  • 1523
    Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar is reinstated as the governor of Cuba.
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