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Francisco Vásquez de Coronado
(1510 - 1544)
||Francisco Vazquez de Coronado is born in Salamanca, Spain|
||Coronado goes to New Spain (Mexico) with Antonio de Mendoza (the Spanish Viceroy)|
||Coronado marries the daughter of the colonial treasurer - they have eight children|
||Coronado is made governor of Nueva Galicia|
||Coronado begins his exploration of south-western North America in search of the Seven Cities of Gold; July - Battle against the Peublo Indians at Zuni, Coronado is wounded but establishes a base; Coronado finally reaches Cibola but it is not the city of gold described by Fray Marcos|
||Coronado sets out for Quivira (a rich kingdom described by an Indian guide); he reaches Quivira (in what is now Kansas) only to find a poor Wichita village|
||Coronado discovers the Grand Canyon during his voyage home|
||Coronado is found guilty of atrocities against Indians and removed from office; dies 22 September|