Not much is known about his childhood and even the identity of his parents is not known. The entrada landed near Charlotte Harbor, located along the Gulf of Mexico. He was the island's governor for two years until the king replaced him with Columbus' son. In 1521, Ponce de León finally returned to with the first large-scale attempt to establish a Spanish colony in what is now the. The attacked with such ferocity and persistence that the settlement was abandoned.
Sailing to find it in March 1513, he reached Florida. He didn't realize he had landed on the coast of soon to be the United states, he thought he had landed on just another nearby island. The war ended in 1492. He left Puerto Rico in April 1514 and was warmly received by Ferdinand when he arrived at court in. In the same year, he married Leonora, who was the daughter of an innkeeper. They were approached by , who might have been initially interested in trading but relations soon turned hostile. The Fountain of Youth seems to be a well, not a spring, and to be without authenticated historical importance.
The group spent the next four years traveling throughout the modern-day American southwest by foot. He and his men then retreated back to Spanish territory in Cuba, where he ultimately died as a result of this injury. In 1508 King Queen Isabella having opposed the exploitation of natives but dying in 1504 authorized Ponce de León to conquer the remaining Taínos and exploit them in gold mining. The expedition sailed immediately for Cuba, where Ponce de León soon died. He was set free the following year after Cortés received orders to release him. An additional hint may have been taken from the account of the in the , in which heals a man at the pool in.
De Leon was also a Spanish soldier in the Granada campaign against the Moors. Juan ended up as a military leader on the Island of Hispaniola. Puerto Rico Ruins of Juan Ponce de León's residence at As provincial governor, Ponce de León had occasion to meet with the who visited his province from neighboring. Juan Ponce de Le ón. In the Memoir of in 1575, the author places the restorative waters in Florida and mentions de León looking for them there; his account influenced ' unreliable history of the Spanish in the New World. He died from a thigh wound with an arrow in one of the many fights with Native Americans. He later fought with the Spanish army against the Moors Muslims in southern Spain.
His relatives included , a celebrated figure in the wars. Paper presented at the Culturally La Florida Conference, May 3—6, St. Nevertheless, the legend has stuck, and Ponce and Florida will forever be associated with the Fountain of Youth. De Ayllón set out to explore the region in 1525. Legacy Juan Ponce de Leon is credited as the first European known to have visited present day United States. . Back of Ponce de León's statue in the , The statue was made in in 1882 using the bronze from English cannons seized after the.
En 1503, bajo las órdenes de Juan de Esquivel, guerreó contra los indios de la provincia de Higüey. Durante este periodo se trató a la población de una manera muy dura y como respuesta surgió la violenta rebelión india en el oeste y sur de la isla a finales de 1511, y que acabó tras el triunfo de Ponce de León en la batalla de Yagüeca. However, not long after landing in Florida, the colonists were attacked by local natives. Hewas also an explorerand among his discoveries were Hispaniola,Florida, and Puerto Rico, where he became the first Governor. Most historians hold that the search for and the expansion of the were far more imperative than any potential search for such a fountain. Ponce de Leon first explored Puerto Rico in 1508 while assigned to Hispaniola. Unfortunately, he would not get to see his colony thrive.
Wars of the Americas: A Chronology of Armed Conflict in the Western Hemisphere 2 Volumes. Adventurous by nature, he joined Christopher Columbus for his second voyage to the New World. The fleet reached the Caribbean in November 1493 and visited several islands, including the large island that would later become known as Puerto Rico. Although a few crops were planted, the settlers spent most of their time and energy searching for. Afterward, he heard exaggerated accounts of Columbus's discovery and migrated to the island of Hispaniola modern and Haiti. After traveling for a few days, the fleet sighted land, which Ponce de León believed was another island.
So he returned to the island this time taking his wife and kids with him. In 1526, he embarked for North America with approximately 600 colonists including women and children and six ships. After the first voyage, Ponce went to Spain to be sure, this time, that he and he alone had royal permission to explore and colonize Florida. He had discovered the Bahama Channel, which later became the route of the treasure ships on their return voyage to Spain. Return to Florida In 1521, Ponce de León returned to Florida again to build a colony. Discovery of Florida Hurt by the King's action, Ponce de León sailed again, this time north through the Bahamas heading towards Florida. Since the trip was a success, the crown sent him back to the area to continue gold mining.