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Francisco Coronado - By G & S

Agenda. Basic FactsPortraitExploration for GoldWhat Coronado is best known forWhat he usedInteresting Facts . Basic Facts. Full name: Francisco Vzquez de CoronadoBorn to a noble family on 1510 in Salamanca, SpainWhen 25 years old, Francisco goes to New Spain (Mexico) with Antonio de Mendoza

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Francisco Coronado


G & S

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Basic Facts


Exploration for Gold

What Coronado is best known for

What he used

Interesting Facts

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Basic Facts

Full name: Francisco Vázquez de Coronado

Born to a noble family on 1510 in Salamanca, Spain

When 25 years old, Francisco goes to New Spain (Mexico) with Antonio de Mendoza

In 1538, Coronado became the governor of a city in New Spain called Nueva Galicia

On September 22, 1554, Coronado Dies

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Exploration for Gold

Tried to find gold like others

Antonio Mendoza tells Francisco to find Cibola

One of the seven cities believed to have lots of riches

He finds Cibola, but its not filled with gold

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What Coronado is known best for

Trying to find the gold-filled Cibola

Exploring much of the south-western U.S.

Became the first Europeans to see and cross the Grand Canyon

Fought the Zuni Indians

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What he used

  • 300 Indian slaves

  • 340 Spanish Soldiers and 1000 horses

  • 6 swivel guns

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Interesting Facts

Antonio asks Coronado to find Cibola in1539, but he leaves a year later in 1540

In 1537, Coronado marries a colonial treasurer’s daughter and has 8 children.