1470 – Born in Castile, Valladolid, Spain. Spanish conquistador, colonial official, and explorer.
1520-1522 – He was sent to Mexico by Diego Velasquez to arrest Hernando Cortez, but defeated by Cortez near Veracruz and kept prisoner.
1526 – He was granted the land of Florida by the Emperor Charles V.
1528 – Died on his expedition to Florida in Gulf of Mexico.