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Hernando Cortes

Explorer (1485 — 2-Dec-1547)


Jacob Abbott. Hernando Cortez. New York and London: Harper & Brothers. 1901. 348pp.

W. H. Dilworth. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by the Celebrated Hernan Cortes: Containing a Faithful and Entertaining Detail of All His Amazing Victories in that Vast Empire, Its Laws, Customs, Religion &c.. H. Sweitzer. 1801. 164pp.

Arthur Helps. The Life of Hernando Cortes. London: Bell and Daldy. 1871. (2 vols.) 277pp. + 307pp.

Salvador de Madariaga. Hernán Cortés: Conqueror of Mexico. Hodder & Stoughton. 1942. 554pp.

José Luis Martínez. Hernán Cortés. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. 1990. 1009pp. Language: Spanish.

Frederick A. Ober. Hernando Cortés: Conqueror of Mexico. New York and London: Harper & Brothers. 1905. 291pp.

Carlos Pereyra. Hernán Cortés. Porrúa. 1971. 195pp. Language: Spanish.

William H. Prescott. History of the Conquest of Mexico: With a Preliminary View of the Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortés. Richard Bentley. 1843. (2 vols.)

Joaquín Telesforo de Trueba y Cosío. Life of Hernan Cortes. Edinburgh: Constable and Co.. 1829. 344pp.

Hugh Thomas. Conquest: Montezuma, Cortés, and the Fall of Old Mexico. Simon & Schuster. 1993. 812pp.

H. R. Wagner. The Rise of Fernando Cortés. Los Angeles: Cortes Society. 1944. 564pp.


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  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.349)

  6. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.230)

  7. The MacMillan Dictionary of Military Biography (p.74)

  8. Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography (p.192)

  9. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.125)

  10. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.144)

  11. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.80)

  12. Legends in Their Own Time (p.55)

  13. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.161)

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