Fernández de Córdoba, Francisco (fränthēsˈkō fārnänˈdāth dā kōrˈdōbä) [key], d. 1518?, Spanish explorer in Mexico. Sailing from Cuba on a slave hunt, he discovered Yucatán in 1517. He died from wounds received in a battle with the Maya. His explorations were furthered by Juan de Grijalva.
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