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Alvarado, Pedro de

Born: 1485 AD
Died: 1541 AD, at 56 years of age.

Nationality: Spanish
Categories: Conquistador


1485 - Pedro de Alvarado was bornin Badajoz, Spain.


1510 - He went to Hispaniola.


1511 - He joined the expedition to Cuba and received a grant of land.


1518 - He held a command in the Juan de Grijalva expedition sent from Cuba against Yucatan.


1519 - He accompanied Hernan Cortes as Chief Lieutenant and second in command in the expedition for the conquest of Mexico.


1520 - He led the rear-guard on the 1st of July when the Spaniards had temporarily to retire before the Mexican uprising.


1521 - He was sent by Cortes to sieze Guatemala.


1522 - He became the city's first mayor.


1523 - He was engaged in the conquest of the highlands of Guatemala.


1524 - He led the first effort by Spanish forces to extend their dominion to the future El Salvador on June.


1534 - He heard tales of the riches of Peru and attempted to bring the province of Quito under his rule.


1535 - He sold his ships and munitions to Diego de Almagro.


1537 - He had the governorship of Honduras conferred upon him.


1539 - He arrived in Honduras.


1541 - He fought to suppress a major revolt by the Mixton natives of the Nueva Galicia region of Mexico. He died in Guadalajara, New Spain on the 4th of July.


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