Pánfilo de Narváez (1470 – 1528) was a Spanish conqueror and soldier in the Americas. Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere or New World, consisting of the Continents of North America and South America He was born in Vallenda, Spain. He is most remembered as the leader of two expeditions, one to Mexico in 1520 to oppose Hernándo Cortés, and another, disastrous, to Florida in 1527. Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro 1st Marqués del Valle de Oaxaca ( 1485&ndash December 2,
Narváez was a young duke much like his father, born in Castile (in either Cuéllar or Valladolid) in 1470. A former kingdom, Castile (Castilla kasˈt̪iʎa or) gradually merged with its neighbors to become the Crown of Castile and later the Kingdom of Spain Cuéllar (Spanish ˈkweʎar is a large town and local government district in the autonomous community of Castile and Leon, in Spain. ||-||} is an industrial city and it is a Municipality in north-central Spain, upon the Pisuerga River and within the Ribera del Duero wine-making region Narvaez took part in the conquest of Jamaica in 1509. Jamaica (ˈdʒəˈmeɪkə} is an Island nation of the Greater Antilles, in length and as much as in width situated in the Caribbean Sea. In 1512 he went to Cuba to participate in the conquest of that island under the command of Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar. The Republic of Cuba (ˈkjuːbə or) consists of the island of Cuba (the largest and second-most populous island of the Greater Antilles) Isla de la For the Spanish painter see Diego Velázquez. Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar (1465 Cuéllar, He led expeditions to the eastern end of that island in the company of Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas and Juan de Grijalva. Bartolomé de las Casas, OP ( August 24 1484 &ndash July 17 1566) was a 16th century Spanish Dominican Juan de Grijalva (born around 1489 in Cuéllar - January 21 1527) was a Spanish Conquistador.
After living on Hispaniola and Cuba, Narváez was sent to Mexico as Velázquez's agent to undermine Cortés's ambitions there. Hispaniola (from Spanish, La Española) is the second-largest and most populous Island of the Antilles, lying between the islands of The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. Narváez disembarked in Veracruz with at least 800 Spanish men, 50 horses and some artillery. There they supervened a period of struggles in which they faced indigenous attacks, which caused several victims among Narváez's troops; and later, the forces of Hernán Cortés. Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro 1st Marqués del Valle de Oaxaca ( 1485&ndash December 2, Many of the men who were accompanying Narváez joined Cortés's side and finally Narváez was defeated, in Zempoala, Veracruz on May 24, 1520, despite of his numerical superiority. Narváez, who lost an eye during the battle, was made prisoner and led to Port of Veracruz where he was imprisoned for nearly three years.