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Cortes British & World 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 British & World 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)

Puerto Cortés British & World English

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