Juan Ponce de Leon was a Spanish explorer who established the first European settlement in Puerto Rico. He was also the first European to explore Florida. Readers will follow him on many of his adventures, which included expeditions to find the mythical fountain of youth. Engaging, fact-based text and the comic-book presentation will invoke interest in America's earliest history for even the most reluctant of readers.
Biography & Autobiography by Robert Henderson Fuson
Publisher: McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Juan Ponce de Leon was an important figure in the history of the Spanish colonisation of what are today Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, and the south-eastern United States. While many people are familiar with the name Ponce de Leon, only a handful know the historical truth of what Ponce did -- and did not -- do! This is the most extensive biography to date of this important but misrepresented figure in the early colonial history of America. Written by one of America's foremost experts on 15th and 106th century exploration and discovery, this book dispels the myths about Ponce de Leon and credits him with discoveries for which he previously has not been credited. The author assembles the most extensive collection ever of facts, reasoned inference, translations of critical documents, original maps, historical illustrations, and photographs bearing upon the life and legacy of this important figure. Ponce's life and legacy are examined in the context of Spain's ambitions in the New World during the 106th century.
Many books have been written about Juan Ponce de Leon. Many of them fall short because not enough research has been done on the man's life, his ancestors and who his legitimate wife was. The author has spent over ten years researching within the Ministry of Culture Spain to retrieve documents and has come away with some new and exciting discoveries. This book has been written for the historian as well as the amateur genealogist. John Browne Ayes is an experienced Biogeographical DNA Genealogist and Paleographologist. He has had his yDNA and mtDNA tested and has used the scientific results to empower his research and discovery project which is his personal family genealogy.
Briefly describes the life of the Spanish explorer who first came to the New World with Columbus and went on to become governer of Puerto Rico and later came to Florida looking for the Fountain of Youth.
Describes what is known of the life of the Spanish explorer, discusses his role in the conquest of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, and places his search for the Fountain of Youth, which led to the exploration of Florida, in the context of his times
While he is now primarily associated with the quest for the legendary Fountain of Youth, Ponce de León was not merely involved in this fruitless search. A powerful figure in the Caribbean, he became the first governor of Puerto Rico. He led the first European expedition to Florida and was responsible for giving the state its name. The title discusses Ponce de León’s treatment of Native Americans and the issues with crediting him with the “discovery” of Florida despite the Native Americans already living there and the possibility of earlier visits by Spanish slave-taking expeditions.
An old man remembers back to when he was a boy and traveled with Juan Ponce de León. A young sailor on the Santa Maria is torn between his loyalty to Admiral Columbus and survival on the sea. What was it like to sail with these famous explorers? Read this book to find out.