Visual Timeline: Juan Ponce de Leon
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1474 CE - 1521 CE: Life of the conquistador Juan Ponce de León.
1493 CE: Juan Ponce de León arrives in Hispaniola.
1509 CE - 1511 CE: Juan Ponce de León serves as the first governor of Puerto Rico.
1513 CE: Juan Ponce de León lands in Florida, the first documented European to do so.
1513 CE: Juan Ponce de León discovers the Tortugas and the Gulf Stream.
1514 CE: Juan Ponce de León is made the military governor of Bimini and Florida.
1521 CE: Juan Ponce de León leads a second expedition to Florida to found a Spanish colony. His party is attacked and he dies of his wounds in Cuba.