Towards the end of the 15th century, a period of discovery and exploration began in europe in 1492, explorer christopher columbus discovered the islands now known as the bahamas this marked the beginning the spanish conquest of the americas driven by a desire for wealth, power and territories, countries such as. Home / history / age of global exploration / conquistadors conquistadors conquistador, (spanish: “conqueror”) any of the leaders in the spanish conquest of america, especially of mexico and peru, in the 16th century an expedition against aztec mexico was led by hernán cortés, who set up a base camp at veracruz. The age of exploration was a period from the early 1600's to the 1700's during which europeans explored the world, searching for trade partners and desirable goods during this time spanish conquistadors are known for rapidly colonizing the americas at a pace that could not be rivaled by another nation the purpose. Colonization and spanish imperial expansion spanish conquistadors the term conquistador refers to spanish explorers or warriors who led the expeditions into the new world during the age of discovery christopher columbus represents one of the most well known conquistadors from this period however, there. In 1519, the explorer alonso álvarez de piñeda became the first european to map the texas gulf coast however, it would be another nine his failure to locate the seven cities of cíbola, quivira or any other riches discouraged further spanish exploration in the region for many years to come coronado's interactions with.
The age of discovery was a prosperous time for many european countries, mainly spain and portugal this period, which took place from the early 15th century to the 17th century in which europeans discovered and colonized many areas of africa, america, and asia was mainly in search of spices, gold, and possibly to. The so-called age of exploration was a period from the early 15th century and continuing into the early 17th century, during which european ships were traveled however, the spanish conquistadors, with the aid of the pandemics of disease their arrival unleashed, managed to conquer them with only a handful of men. Remember, columbus claimed the land he discovered for spain the spanish settled throughout south america, the caribbean, and sections of north america in north america, they settled many in florida, mexico, and the american southwest conquistadors is the term we use to describe spanish explorers and soldiers.
Age of explorations reasons for increased travel 1 to find a route to the spice islands spices were then used to preserve & flavour food previously, spices were believed it was smaller than it actually was • queen isabella (spain) agreed to sponsor him to sail west to find asia • went in 1492 ships = nina, pinta. Pedrarias dávila (pedro arias de ávila) y ortiz de cota, was a spanish colonial administrator he led the first great spanish expedition in the new world in 1519 he founded panama city and moved his capital there in 1524 moreover, he w 1451 - 1506 explorers more columbus, discovers america - 1492.
From the moment of christopher columbus' discovery of lands previously unknown to europe in 1492, the new world captured the imagination of european adventurers thousands of men came to the new world to seek fortune, glory, and land for two centuries, these men explored the new world,. Spain and portugal were considered to be the major exponents of 'the age of discovery', stretching from the early 15th century to mid-17th century spain particularly as the indigenous people greatly outnumbered the conquistadors and portuguese colonialists: “on average the spanish population never.
Color postcard of columbus landing at san salvador columbus controversy exploration of north america ferdinand magellan sir francis drake francis drake spanish conquistador francisco pizarro defeats inca king atahualpa francisco pizarro francisco vázquez de coronado spanish conquistador hernan cortes. The age of exploration, which lasted roughly between 1450 and 1600, is a term given to the period of european exploration in africa, asia, and the americas driven by a desire while the spaniards are vastly outnumbered by the aztecs, they capture and demolish the capital city of tenochtitlán in a brutal assault in 1521. Century of the discovery of the west 1 because many writers of texts and more specialized works view the past in the light of the present, eu- ropean expansion in the sixteenth century ap- pears to be more modem than it was this paper views spaniards of the early colonial period as more medieval than modem in outlook.
Main articles: history of portugal (1415–1578), portuguese india, portuguese discoveries, age of exploration, spanish colonization of the were dominated first by the republics of venice and genoa, and then by the ottoman empire after the conquest of constantinople in 1453. Concentrated on the golden heroic age of spanish expansion ignoring, until recently bones” in 1946, during the polemic which followed the discovery of the european powers it must be remembered that the spaniards, being first in the field, pre-empted the richest territories, albeit by accident rather. Age of discovery quick facts: hernán cortés was the spanish conquistador responsible for conquering the aztec empire and building mexico city which secured spain's position in the new world name: hernán cortés [er-nahn] [kawr -tez] birth/death: 1485 ce - 1547 ce nationality: spanish birthplace: seville, spain.