Juan Ponce de Leon

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Birth

1460

Knight

1480

Knighthood began for De Leon

Moors

1492

Ponce De Leon drove the Moors from Granada.

Puerto Rico

1508

Became Governor of Puerto Rico.

Anchored off of the Coast of Florida

1513

De Leon thought that Florida was another island and tried to claim this land for Spain.

shot

1521

shot by a poison dart

Died

1521

De Leon was struck by a poisonous dart in ballte.

Attempt gone bad

1521

De Leon set out back to Florida where the Calusa Indians lived. There he was to again try to start a colony.