The Conquest of New Spain Timeline

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  • 1492 - c. 1580
    Life of the Spanish conquistador and chronicler Bernal Díaz.
  • 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.
  • 13 Aug 1521
    The Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan falls into the hands of Spanish forces led by Hernán Cortés.
  • 1568
    The Conquest of New Spain' by Bernal Díaz del Castillo is published.
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