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Cortes US English

The legislative assembly of Spain and formerly of Portugal

Cortes New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

legislative assembly of Spain

Cortés New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, Hernando (1485–1547), Spanish conquistador

Cortés, Hernando US English

(1485–1547), first of the Spanish conquistadors. He overthrew the Aztec empire by conquering its capital, Tenochtitlán, in 1519 and by deposing its emperor, Montezuma. In 1521, he destroyed Tenochtitlán completely, established Mexico City as the capital of New Spain (now Mexico), and served briefly as its governor

Puerto Cortés US English

A port in northwestern Honduras, on the Caribbean coast at the mouth of the Ulua River; population 66,000 (est. 2008)