Famous Spanish Explorers and Conquerors

Spanish Explorers

Spanish explorers like, Christopher Columbus, Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Francisco Pizarro, and Hernando De Soto predominated the world of exploration by discovering many lands in South America. Here are some exciting adventures encountered by them in their exploration campaigns...

Famous Explorers and Conquerors from Spain

The desire to discover the unseen and the unknown, coupled with the motivation to expand empire, wealth and power have compelled human beings to reach the unexplored lands against hundreds of trials and tribulations. Certain men from S pain, also driven by these desires, once dominated the world of exploration. The history of Spanish exploration goes back to 1469, when Spain was ruled by King Ferdinand V and Queen Isabella I.

Christopher Columbus, Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Francisco Pizarro and Hernando DeSoto, are some of the famous explorers who expanded Spanish trade, and brought in immense wealth for the country. Let's have a look at their adventures.