Hernando De Soto Facts

Engraving of Hernando De Soto
Hernando De Soto

Introduction - Hernando De Soto

Hernando De Soto was a famous Spanish explorer and conquistador best known for leading the first exploration deep into North American which included being the first known European to have crossed the Mississippi River. This ruthless conquistador amassed a fortune by pillaging the peoples of the New World. On this page we list interesting facts about Hernando De Soto. This information, written for kids and adults, includes what famous explorations he made, and where and how he died.

Hernando De Soto Early Life and Explorations

Facts about Hernando De Soto's Exploration of North America