People also ask, who was the most significant Spanish explorer?
The two most famous conquistadors were Hernán Cortés who conquered the Aztec Empire and Francisco Pizarro who led the conquest of the Incan Empire. They were second cousins born in Extremadura, where many of the Spanish conquerors were born.
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- Hernan Cortes. Hernan Cortes, the explorer.
- Jacque Cousteau.
- Daniel Boone.
- Leif Erikson.
- Captain Cook.
- John Cabot.
- Samuel de Champlain.
In this regard, who were the major Spanish explorers?
Explain the significance of the following explorers and conquistadors: Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, Francisco Pizarro, Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Juan Ponce de Leon, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado and Hernando Cortes.
Who was the first Spanish explorer?
Juan Ponce de León