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Juan ponce de leon. By: maddie. background. • Juan ponce de Leon was born 1460 December 3 •he died in 1521 • he was born in Tierra de Campos Palencia Spain •he was Spanish •sailed with Christopher Columbus •he was a sailor. Explored. •explored Florida •claimed Florida for Spain

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Juan ponce de leon

Juan ponce de leon

By: maddie


background

• Juan ponce de Leon was born 1460 December 3

•he died in 1521

• he was born in Tierra de Campos Palencia Spain

•he was Spanish

•sailed with Christopher Columbus

•he was a sailor


Explored

•explored Florida

•claimed Florida for Spain

•looked for the fountain of youth

•sponsored by spain

•started sailing in 1493 and ended in 1521

Routes

Area explored by Ponce de Leon


Fountain of youth

•searched for the fountain of youth

• Ponce de León was in search of new lands and treasures. He had also heard of a mythical fountain of youth. Indians spoke of a legendary, magical spring whose water was believed to make older people young again. but he never found the gold or the fountain of youth.


How he died

•Five years after returning to Spain, Ponce de Leon sailed back on another voyage . When they went ashore, they were met by a large group of Native Americans shooting arrows at them. An arrow hit Ponce De Leon. He was taken back to the ship and brought to Cuba. He died in July of 1521 from his wounds.

• died in 1521 in July.


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Works Cited

"Juan Ponce De Leon - World History For Kids - By KidsPast.com." Juan Ponce De Leon - World History For Kids - By KidsPast.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2013.

"Ponce De León : Florida's First Spanish Explorer." Ponce De León : Florida's First Spanish Explorer. N.p., 2002. Web. 19 Nov. 2013.

"Ponce De Leon and the Discovery of Florida." Mr. Nussbaum.com. Nussbaum Education Network, n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2013.

"Ponce De Leon." ThinkQuest. Oracle Foundation, 2000. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.



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