Juan Ponce de Leon by Regis Wilson

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  • Apr 15, 1460

    Born in a Spainish Royal Family??

    Born in a Spainish Royal Family??
    Ponce de Leon came from a noble Spanish family and was well educated as befitted his status and would have been taught several languages, physics, geometry, mathematics and astronomy
  • May 27, 1474

    Genealogy Confusing

    Genealogy Confusing
    Early historians place his birth in 1460, more recent evidence show he was like born in 1474. His family genealogy is extremely confusing and poorly documented.
  • May 27, 1480

    Ponce Knighted

    Ponce Knighted
    In the late 1480's, Ponce de León was a knight. He joined the military campaign to drive the Moors out of Spain. Ponce de León learned to read and write, ride a horse, hunt, and fight with a sword.
  • May 27, 1490

    Attacked Ships at Sea

    Attacked Ships at Sea
    Ponce travelled the seas as a Privateer, attacking ships belonging to the Moors
  • Sep 25, 1493

    Second Voyage with Columbus

    Second Voyage with Columbus
    The Second voyage of Christopher Columbus with 16 ships from Cadiz, carrying about 1500 men - including Juan Ponce de Leon
  • Sep 29, 1494

    Ponce did not return to Spain

    Ponce did not return to Spain
    Juan Ponce de Leon stays in Santo Domingo.
  • Oct 26, 1508

    First Settlement

    First Settlement
    Ponce de Leon founded the first settlement in Puerto Rico, Ponce de Leon colonized Puerto Rico using just a few troops and one greyhound who scared the natives.
  • Mar 27, 1513

    Florida coast

    Florida coast
    Juan Ponce de Leon leads an expedition to florida to claim land for Spain since he discovered this country while looking for the fountain of youth.
  • May 27, 1521

    Ponce Wounded

    Ponce Wounded
    He and his party were attacked by a tribe of the Calusa. Ponce was injured by a poison arrow.
  • Period:
    Aug 29, 1459
    to
    Jul 6, 1521

    Juan Ponce de Leon By Regis Wilson

    Ponce de Leon wanted to find gold and the Fountain of youth. He was the first European to set foot in Florida.