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Hernán Cortés

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Cortés, Hernán, or Hernando Cortez (kôrtĕzˈ, Span. ārnänˈ, ārnänˈdō kōrtāsˈ) [key], 1485–1547, Spanish conquistador, conqueror of Mexico.

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