Hernando De Soto sailed for Spain. He explored the southeast of what would later be called The United States of America. Spain explored this new land in search of spreading the Christian faith to Natives, finding gold, and for glory.
Once De Soto and his crew landed on this new land, they encountered Natives. They would kill these Natives and they brought diseases from their home that killed many Natives as well.
Hernando sailed back to Spain, bringing back new animals, plants, and Native people from the New World.
Back in Spain, Hernando got married and was one of the wealthiest men.
De Soto soon realized the married man life wasn't for him and he set sail his second exploration.
Hernando then died while exploring the Mississippi River. In fact, he is the first known explorer to do so.