Hernando De Soto

Events

hernando de soto was born

1496

Hernando De Soto was born in Spain on October 21st 1496.

documentation

1500 - 1542

was the first European to document the river

peru

1530

Francisco Pizarro recruited de Soto for his famous expedition to Peru

de soto set sail

1531

Hernando De Soto sailed with Francisco Pizarro from the port of Panama with 3 ships and over 200 men

home

1536

Hernando De Soto set up a household in Seville

marriage

1537

De Soto married Ines de Bobadilla

gathered supplies

1537

Hernando De Soto gathered together 950 armed soldiers, priests and 10 ships

left for his voyage

1538

The Hernando De Soto expedition left Spain for the Americas

exploring

1538 - 1541

Hernando De Soto spent four years exploring the area and searching for gold and silver. His contact with the native indians was always violent and brutal

landed

1538

The expedition landed at Santiago de Cuba

arrived at Florida

1539

May 30 Hernando De Soto arrived on the west coast of Florida with 1000 soldiers

mississippi

1541

Hernando De Soto discovered the Mississippi River

he died

1542

Hernando De Soto died of a fever on
May 21, 1542. He was buried on the banks of the Mississippi River