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Cortés, Hernando Line breaks: Her|nando Cor¦tés
Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːtɛz/
(also Cortez)

Definition of Cortés, Hernando in English:

( 1485–1547), first of the Spanish conquistadores. Cortés overthrew the Aztec empire, conquering its capital, Tenochtitlán, in 1519 and deposing the emperor, Montezuma. In 1521 he destroyed Tenochtitlán completely and established Mexico City as the new capital of Mexico (then called New Spain).

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