Juan Ponce de Leon
In 1493, Ponce de León sailed with Christopher Columbus on Columbus' second voyage to the Americas. Juan Ponce de León was the first Spanish explorer to arrive in Florida. fcit.usf.edu/florida/lessons/de_leon/de_leo... Juan Ponce de Leon
Juan Ponce de León was the first Spanish explorer to arrive in Florida. Early Spanish explorers were known as conquistadors or conquerors. While there are no official records, historians believe that Ponce de León was born in 1460 in San Tervas de Campos, Spain fcit.usf.edu/Florida/lessons/de_leon/de_leo... Juan Ponce de Leon
Ponce de Leon was trained as a warrior and public servant. De Leon sailed on the second voyage of Christopher Columbus and with his family, settled on Hispaniola (Dominican Republic). Columbus had been promised by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella that any lands he discovered would be his to govern and when he died, that right would pass to his son fcps.edu/KingsParkES/technology/bios/de... Juan Ponce de Leon: Explor
Juan Ponce de Leon (1460?-1521) 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 enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/d/...