Iím Ponce de Leon, a Spanish explorer, conquistador, and colonizer of the new world.
I sailed with Columbus in 1493.
I conquered Puerto Rico and am famous for discovering Florida.
After hearing reports that there were gold deposits in Puerto Rico, I requested and received permission from the Spanish authorities to explore and colonize the island.
I sailed from Spain and landed on the island of Cuba in 1508 where I built the settlement Caparra.
In1510 I was named Puerto Ricoís governor. I had reach the Mainland of the present day of the United States instead of the island I was seeking. I explored the southern and western coasts of the Florida Peninsula before returning to Puerto Rico.
In 1514 I was named military governor of Bimini and Florida. Then I spent the next few years in Puerto Rico fighting the Natives.
In 1521 I returned to Florida with a party of colonists, but my men were attacked and I was wounded by an arrow. After that the expedition sailed for Cuba, where I died.