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 Francisco Vazquez de Coronado

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Francisco Vazquez de Coronado

  • Birth 1510 Salamanca, Provincia de Salamanca, Castilla y León, Spain
  • Death 22 Sep 1554 Mexico City, Cuauhtémoc Borough, Distrito Federal, Mexico
  • Burial Mexico City, Cuauhtémoc Borough, Distrito Federal, Mexico
  • Memorial ID 6622516

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.

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  • Originally Created by: Erik Lander
  • Added: 20 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6622516
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Francisco Vazquez de Coronado (1510–22 Sep 1554), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6622516, citing Santo Domingo Church, Mexico City, Cuauhtémoc Borough, Distrito Federal, Mexico ; Maintained by Find A Grave .