Cortes was an spanish explorer who was looking for gold and glory for Spain. The susses of the Cortex expedtion was he conquored the aztecs and became rich with the god and silver left from the aztecs.
La Salle (1685-1687)
Pineda was the first Spanish explorer to map the Texas coast.
Cabeza de Vaca was know for being shipwrecked try to find gold in Flordia. Cabeza de Vaca told story about his expedition on how he found homes of gold but it was really adobe brick.
La Salle was the first to come to Texas but was originally on a expedetion to find the Mississippi river and landed in the Matagorda Bay. La Salle was killed by his own men.
Coronado was a spanish explorer who did not find any riches but descovered the Grand Canyon and the Pacific.
Columbus was a every famous explorer because of his descovery of the "New World" and made the Spanish start to explore Texas.