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Juan Ponce de León and the Spanish discovery of Puerto Rico and Florida

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Published by McDonald & Woodward Pub. Co. in Blacksburg, Va .
Written in

    Places:
  • Florida,
  • Puerto Rico,
  • America,
  • Spain
    • Subjects:
    • Ponce de León, Juan, 1460?-1521.,
    • Explorers -- America -- Biography.,
    • Explorers -- Spain -- Biography.,
    • Florida -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish.,
    • Puerto Rico -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-259) and index.

      Statementby Robert H. Fuson.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE125.P7 F87 2000
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 268 p. :
      Number of Pages268
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL51057M
      ISBN 10093992384X, 0939923823
      LC Control Number99056164


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Juan Ponce de León and the Spanish discovery of Puerto Rico and Florida by Robert Henderson Fuson Download PDF EPUB FB2

Ponce de Le"n, a member of the Spanish upper class, sailed with Columbus on his second expedition and became a prosperous farmer on Hispaniola and later governor of Puerto Rico.

Inhe was searching for a rumored island west of Cuba called Bimini when he instead came upon the peninsula of Cited by: 9. In reality, only about half the book is about Ponce de Leon, while the first part gives us background on the Spanish conquest, the middle section goes on diversions for pages (including de Soto and Cabeza), and the last section informs us of how Florida came to be settled decades after Ponce de Leon's death/5.

Ponce de Le n, a member of the Spanish upper class, sailed with Columbus on his second expedition and became a prosperous farmer on Hispaniola and later governor of Puerto Rico.

Inhe was searching for a rumored island west of Cuba called Bimini when he instead came upon the peninsula of Florida, which he explored in two expeditions but never colonized. He was the first European to discover Brand: McDonald & Woodward Publishing Company, The.

Juan Ponce de León and the Spanish discovery of Puerto Rico and Florida Juan Ponce de León and the Spanish discovery of Puerto Rico and Florida by Robert Henderson Fuson.

Internet Archive Language English. Addeddate Bookplateleaf BoxidPages:   Near present-day St. Augustine, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon comes ashore on the Florida coast, and claims the territory for the Spanish crown.

Although other European navigators may have sighted the Florida peninsula before, Ponce de Leon is credited with the first recorded landing and the first detailed exploration of the Florida coast. Juan Ponce de León was a Spanish explorer.

In –09 he explored and settled Puerto Rico, founding the colony’s oldest settlement, Caparra, near what is now San Juan. He is also credited with being the first European to reach Florida (). “Juan Juan Ponce de León and the Spanish discovery of Puerto Rico and Florida book De Leon,” The Story of the Sea,From The Library at The Mariners’ Museum Introduction Juan Ponce de Leon was a Spanish explorer who traveled around Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, and Florida.

He is credited with establishing a European settlement in Puerto Rico, being the first European to reach Florida, giving the land its name. Synopsis. Born in Spain inSpanish conquistador Juan Ponce de León led a European expedition for gold, which eventually brought him to the southeast coast of what would become the United States.

He gave Florida its name and went on to become the first governor of Puerto Rico. Born into Spanish nobility, Juan Ponce de León () may have accompanied Christopher Columbus on his voyage to the New World. A decade later, he was serving as governor of the eastern province of Hispaniola when he decided to explore a nearby island, which became Puerto Rico.

Juan Ponce de León ( or –) was a Spanish conquistador and explorer who was most active in the Caribbean in the early part of the 16th century.

His name is usually associated with the exploration of Puerto Rico and Florida, where, according to popular legend, he searched for the legendary Fountain of Youth. He was wounded in an Indian attack in Florida in and died in Cuba. Juan Ponce de Leon was an important figure in the history of the Spanish colonisation of what are today Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, and the south-eastern United States.

While many people are familiar with the name Ponce de Leon, only a handful know the historical truth of what Ponce did -- and did not -- do. This is the most extensive biography to date of this important but misrepresented figure 5/5(1).

Ponce de Leon and the Legacy He Left Behind Juan Ponce de Leon’s official discovery and claiming of Florida was a major mark in both American and world history. Ponce de Leon was viewed by many has being a hero like Christopher Columbus. Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León crashed into what's now known as St.

Augustine on April 8, Meet the Spanish explorer who discovered Florida 10 Tampa Bay. Ponce De Leon. The book was good and informative, but the title is a little misleading, as about the first % of the book is background information to the Spanish coming to Puerto Rico and FL, and the last 1/3 of the book is after Ponce de Leon has died and deals with subsequent expeditions to the the New World/5.

Juan Ponce de León was a Spanish conquistador and explorer, best remembered for settling the island of Puerto Rico and for directing the first major explorations of Florida. He made two trips to Florida: one in and the second in It was on this latter expedition that he was wounded by natives and died shortly thereafter.

Grade4 Unit2 Explorers Lesson 3 Ponce de Leon Ponce de Leon video clip - Duration: CCSD Social Studies Fine Arts Integration 5, views. Occupation: Explorer Born: c. in Santervas de Campos, Castile (Spain) Died: July in Havana, Cuba Best known for: Exploring Florida and searching for the Fountain of Youth Biography: Early Life Juan Ponce de Leon was born in the Spanish kingdom of Castile around the year While still a young boy, Juan went to work as a squire for a knight named Don Pedro Nunez de Guzman.

Juan Ponce de Leon is the first known European to come to the state that is now known as Florida. His successful discovery of Puerto Rico during one of many Spanish expeditions for gold, mystical items and new lands, precipitated Spain's permission and encouragement to claim more lands in the new world.

One such mystical item that lured him to what eventually happened to be Florida, was the Fountain of. The transfer of settlers from Caparra to San Juan began in and was completed inthe year Ponce de León left Puerto Rico to colonize Florida.

The Taínos initially welcomed and helped the Spaniards. Their friendship turned to hostility, however, once the Europeans increased in number, took over land, and kidnapped Taíno women. Florida was discovered by Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon ( - ), while Mexico was discovered by Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes (.

Juan Ponce de Leon (?) was a Spanish explorer and soldier who was the first European to set foot in Florida. He also established the oldest European settlement in Puerto Rico and discovered the Gulf Stream (a current in the Atlantic Ocean). Ponce de Leon was searching for the legendary fountain of youth and other riches.

Juan Ponce de León (c. – July ) was a Spanish conquistador who became the first known European to discover Florida after establishing the first European settlement in Puerto is also famous for his legendary search for the Fountain of Youth. Earlier, he accompanied Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the New World.

He served as the Governor of Puerto Rico from. Juan Ponce de Leon was a Spanish explorer who founded the oldest settlement in Puerto Rico and later discovered Florida in while searching for the mythical fountain of youth.

He was from well educated noble family but there are no such significant facts about his parents and descendents. Ponce De Leon worked as page to the Spanish court under Nunuz de Guzman in the royal court of Aragon.

Juan Ponce de León, c, Spanish explorer, was the first Westerner to reach Florida. In he accompanied Columbus on his second voyage to America. From to he assisted in the conquest of Higuey (now the Dominican Republic) and was made governor of that on: Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach,FL.

Internet Archive Language English Title (alternate script) None Author (alternate script) None. pages: 25 cm This book describes the explorations of Juan Ponce de Leon, the Spanish conquistador who came to Puerto Rico and Florida and who helped locate the Gulf StreamPages: A Spanish explorer and soldier, Juan Ponce de Leon was the first European to set foot in also established the oldest European settlement in Puerto Rico and discovered the Gulf Stream.

He is most famous for his search for the legendary Fountain of Youth and other riches. Born in Santervas, Spain, in aboutPonce de Leon grew up to become a soldier and was fighting Muslims in.

The Spanish conqueror and explorer Juan Ponce de León conquered the island of Puerto Rico and explored the coastline of Florida, which he claimed for the Spanish crown. Juan Ponce de León was born in San Servas, Spain. Although born into a noble family, he was poor, and like many in similar situations, he sought fame and fortune as a soldier.

The Timeline of Juan Ponce de Leon: Here’s How Things Went Down. Juan Ponce de León was a famous Spanish explorer and conquistador. He was also the first European explorer to reach Florida. In this article we will go through the timeline of Juan Ponce de León and see the important events that took place in his lifetime.

Ponce De Leon explored the southeast coast of North America and in gave Florida its name (named for the flowers of the Easter season).

He is now mostly remembered for his belief in (and. Juan Ponce de Leon and the search for the Fountain of Youth by Daniel E Harmon (Book) Ponce de Leon by Wyatt Blassingame (Book) Juan Ponce de León and the Spanish discovery of Puerto Rico and Florida by Robert Henderson Fuson (Book).

Don Juan Ponce de León was the fi rst Spanish explorer to arrive in Florida. Early Spanish explorers were known as conquistadors (kahn-KEYS-ta-dawrz) or “conquerors.” While there are no offi cial records, historians believe that Ponce de León was born in in San Tervas de Campos, Spain.

Early Exploration InPonce de León File Size: KB. He was jealous of Ponce's mining operation in Puerto Rico which had begun in and when King Ferdinand appointed Ponce de Leon governor of Puerto Rico.

Juan Ponce de Leon landed in the Charlotte Harbor area in and contributed to the first settlements in the area. Yet, there was little here to commemorate his discovery and actions. Thus the “Royal Order of Ponce de Leon Conquistadors” was founded. Originally, the primary mission was purely social.

On Septemthe Spanish crown granted the explorer Juan Ponce de León a contract to settle the islands of Bimini and Florida (de León thought the latter was an island).His first contract, granted in Februaryauthorized de León to discover and populate Bimini.

For his second voyage, he equipped his fleet and sailed for Florida from Puerto Rico in with two ships, two. Juan Ponce de Leon, believed to have been born in in the city of Santervas de Campos, Spain, was the first explorer to have discovered a part of the New World, which he named Florida.

He actually was looking for what he believed was the "fountain of youth." The Spanish crown later appointed him as governor of Puerto Rico.

Ponce de León statue in the Plaza de La Constitución: The statue of Ponce de León was donated by Dr. Andrew Anderson (a St. Augustine philanthropist who also commissioned and donated the two lions at the entrance to the Bridge of Lions) in and is a replica of the statue found in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Juan Ponce de Leon’s official discovery and claiming of Florida was a major mark in both American and world history.

Ponce de Leon was viewed by many has being a hero like Christopher Columbus, and his adventure was spread through generations. As a child, “possibly between the ages of 8 ” says Turner, “Ponce de Leon became the page of a Spanish knight.” At 18, Juan Ponce went Author: Colin Schultz.

By VISIT FLORIDA staff Who is Juan Ponce de León. His accidental discovery of Florida led to his settling the coast.

On Easter Sunday, Maa small fleet of three Spanish ships first sighted land off the Atlantic coast of the peninsula they would name Florida, in honor of the feast day (Pasqua Florida) on which it was discovered.

In command of the expedition was Juan Ponce de León. Start studying Ponce de Leon Quiz. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Juan Ponce de Leon. The first conquistador to reach Florida who sailed from Puerto Rico in in search of the Fountain of Youth.

Popular belief: Ponce de León discovered Florida in What experts say: Ponce de León, a former governor of Puerto Rico who was given the authority to Author: Jon Busdeker, Orlando Sentinel.Juan Ponce de León () was a Spanish nobleman, explorer and colonial governor.

Looking for gold and a rumored "Fountain of Youth, he landed on the southeast coast of North America near present-day St. Augustine, Florida. He claimed the lands for Spain and named it La Florida (place of flowers). Inon his second trip to Florida, he was wounded in an attack.Ponce de Leon, the famed Spanish explorer and discoverer of Florida, accompanied Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the new world inwhen Puerto Rico was discovered.

Upon hearing the island was rich in gold, Ponce de Leon requested and received permission to explore and colonize Puerto Rico.