I was born in 1485, in the kingdom of castile in Spain. I was a young boy at 14 years old when my parents sent me to the university of salamanca. I did not stay very long, about two years to be exact. After these years i dedicated my time to becoming a soldier. With this desicion i signed up for a local expedition that would depart to the new world. But my love affairs with a young lover of mine stood in the way of the ships departure. Finally the day came, in 1504 i boarded a ship that headed west. After my early days i knew it was time to explore. I set sail on a small expedition and in 1519, and I discovered new spain, (mexico), I claimed this land for spain and I set on my conquest. First off i was announced as governor of this new land, Here i gained and sought out as much money as possible. I encountered many new people, one of them being the aztec. I tried to attack and conquer them, for their riches and wealth was overwelming. Luckily my alliance with the Tlaxcalan brought me enough force and information to defeat the Aztec. Finally, by 1521 we had finally completly taken out the enemies in Tenochtitlan. It came down to us, and Cuauhtemoc the last emporer. We tortured him for every piece of information about Aztec treasure he would give out, but we failed. But this did not mean total failure, we still were taking in mass amounts of money and treasures and i was a very wealthy man. In my life i did have a few more exploration conquests, but i shall save my embarrassment from those failed attempts and end this writing. Farewell.
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