Juan Ponce de Leon. Juan Ponce de Leon was born in Spain in 1460 (we are not sure about the date.) He became an explorer and actually sailed with Columbus on his second voyage. Ponce de Leon did not return to Spain with Columbus, but chose to stay in Hispaniola.
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What do you think governor means?
-A person in charge of a settlement or a community.
St. Augustine would become the first Europeansettlement in mainland America.
Ponce de Leon died in 1521 from a wound that he suffered in a fight with Native Americans. Ponce de Leon never found the “Fountain of Youth,” but he will be remembered for being the first European to land in Florida and establish the first settlement in America.
Land to conquer and riches
“Fountain of Youth”
It was a legendary spring that gave people who drank the water eternal life and health.
St. Augustine, Florida
A person who comes from one of the countries in Europe.
A person who travels and seeks new discoveries.