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Hernando DeSoto

Hernando De Soto was a Spanish explorer who sailed the Atlantic Ocean. He was the first European to explore Florida and the southeastern US. DeSoto was the first European to discover the Mississippi River.

De Soto was born in the Spain. In 1524, he went on his first expedition to South America. De Soto returned to Spain in 1536.

In May 1539, De Soto landed nine ships with over six hundred tweny men and two hundred twenty surviving horses at Charlotte Harbor, Florida. They spent four years searching for gold and silver and exploring the area.

DeSoto died during the explorations and was buried on the banks of the Mississippi River in June, 1542.
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1. was a Spanish explorer who sailed the Atlantic Ocean.

2. De Soto was born in the .

3. In 1524, he went on his expedition to South America.

4. In May 1539, De Soto landed in .

5. DeSoto brought more than six hundred twenty in 1539.

6. Desoto's group searched for .

7. Desoto was the first man from Europe to the Mississippi River.

8. Desoto in June, 1542.

9. DeSoto died and was buried on the banks of the .

10. Hernando DeSoto is a famous Spanish .