Definition of Cortés, Hernando in English:

Cortés, Hernando

(also Cortez)

proper noun

  • (1485–1547), first of the Spanish conquistadores. Cortés overthrew the Aztec empire, conquering its capital, Tenochtitlán, in 1519 and deposing the emperor, Montezuma. In 1521 he destroyed Tenochtitlán completely and established Mexico City as the new capital of Mexico (then called New Spain).

Pronunciation

Cortés, Hernando

/korˈtes//ˈkɔːtɛz/