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Hernan Cortes

by Stephen from Cedar Grove

Do you know what a hero is? A hero is someone that is nice and generous. They are not mean and selfish. A lot of heroes are thoughtful and friendly. My hero is Hernan Cortes who was born in Spain, lived in Cuba and was an explorer in Mexico.

My hero is Hernan Cortes and he is very famous person. He was born in 1485 and died 1597. His father was an infantry captain.


Hernan Cortes became a secretary for governor Velázquez. In 1518, Velázquez put him in charge of an exploration to make some of Mexico into colonies. He brought Spanish people to live in Mexico City and also helped build the city. He made a Spanish rule to all of Mexico. These are some of the things that Hernan Cortes accomplished.

Hernan Cortes has a lot of characteristics of a hero. One of his characteristics is that he was a good leader and he did not let anyone down. He was also very smart. He accomplished making Mexico into colonies. He was also a great explorer. Hernan Cortes was a very good man.

In conclusion, Hernan Cortes was a great man. He had a lot of accomplishments and great deeds in his life. Hernan Cortes is a great leader. I think that Hernan Cortes is someone who cannot be forgotten. Hernan Cortes is someone who can be looked up as a hero.

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Last edited 6/22/2006 12:00:00 AM

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Hernan Cortes - Explorer biography from Hall of Explorers