Hernando Desoto (Explorer) Wiki, Age, Height, Weight

Hernando Desoto

16th-century Spanish conquistador who was the first documented person to cross the Mississippi River while searching for gold and silver.

He first sailed to America in 1514 with the governor of Panama.

He explored North America looking for a passage to China and reserves of gold.

His parents were hidalgos, a form of non-titled nobility. He married Isabel de Bobadilla in 1537.

He asked Charles V for control of Guatemala, but was given governorship of Cuba instead.

Hernando Desoto Age

How old is Hernando Desoto? He was born in 1496, he was 525 years old at the time of his death.

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Hernando Desoto Wiki/Bio
Famous asExplorer
Age525 years old
BirthdayOctober 21, 1496
Date of DeathMay 21, 1542
Zodiac SignLibra