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Born in 1460 in San Tervas de Campos, Spain, Juan Ponce de Leon was the first conquistador to discover Florida. Leon sailed with renowned explorer Christopher Columbus on his second journey to the Americas. He settled with his family on the Caribbean island then known as Hispaniola, now known as Dominican Republic. He became a military commander and later rose to the rank of deputy governor. In the early 1500’s, Leon discovered… Read More