In the early 19th century, Napoleon's occupation of Spain led to the outbreak of revolts all across Spanish America. On September 16, 1810, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Catholic priest, launched the Mexican War of Independence with the issuing of his Grito de Dolores, or “Cry of Delores.”
In this manner, when did the Spanish first come to Mexico?
When did Spain settle Mexico?
In 1st Jan, 1519, Hernan Cortes tried to conquer the Aztec empire with 500 men. It was the beginning of colonization through the Spanish. In 1st Apr, 1519, Hernan Cortes started conquering. In 1st Jan, 1600, two diseases, smallpox and typhus, spread all over Mexico.
Where did Cortez land in Mexico?
Hernan Cortes. Born around 1485 in Medellín, Spain, Cortés first served as a soldier in an expedition of Cuba led by Diego Velázquez in 1511. In 1519 Cortés was to command his own expedition to Mexico, but Velázquez cancelled it. Cortés ignored the order and traveled with about 500 men and 11 ships to Mexico.