Francisco Vázquez de Coronado

Francisco Vázquez de Coronado

Original Name Francisco Vázquez de Coronado y Luján
Birth
Salamanca, Provincia de Salamanca, Castilla y León, Spain
Death 22 Sep 1554 (aged 43–44)
Mexico City, Cuauhtémoc Borough, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Burial Centro, Cuauhtémoc Borough, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Memorial ID 6622516 · View Source
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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


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 6622516
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francisco Vázquez de Coronado (1510–22 Sep 1554), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6622516, citing Iglesia de Santo Domingo, Centro, Cuauhtémoc Borough, Distrito Federal, Mexico ; Maintained by Find A Grave .