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Francisco Vazquez de Coronado
Birth: 1510
Salamanca
Provincia de Salamanca
Castilla y León, Spain
Death: Sep. 22, 1554
Mexico City
Distrito Federal, Mexico

Western Explorer. Born in Salamanca, Spain, in 1535, as a Conquistador, he sailed to the New World and settled in Mexico City. In 1540, he led one of the earliest an expeditions into the Southwest of the United States. The expedition totaling nearly one thousand searched the soils of Texas for deposits of gold, silver and other treasures. He also traveled as far north as Kansas, into the Arizona area visiting a number of Hopi villages, followed the Colorado River and became the first European group to behold the Grand Canyon. He returned to Mexico in 1542, was appointed a councilman in Mexico City and served until his death. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Santo Domingo Church
Mexico City
Distrito Federal, Mexico
 
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Originally Created by: Erik Lander
Record added: Jul 20, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6622516
Francisco Vazquez de Coronado
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Francisco Vazquez de Coronado
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IN REMEMBRANCE - your place in history lives on - year 2015.
- Bonnie Rickman
 Added: Jun. 7, 2015
25 febbraio 151022 settembre 1554Ricordandoti sempre e per sempre.
- ida
 Added: Feb. 25, 2015

- R I P
 Added: Sep. 22, 2014
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