Juan Ponce de Leon


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Juan Ponce de Leon Spanish explorer who accompanied Columbus on his second trip in 1493; in 1513 he discovered Florida while searching for the legendary Fountain of Youth (1460-1521)
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In literature:

Alonso de Ojeda, Juan Ponce de Leon and Pedro Margarite rode with the Admiral.
"1492" by Mary Johnston
Such a man was the veteran cavalier Juan Ponce de Leon.
"Pioneers Of France In The New World" by Francis Parkman, Jr.
Such a man was the veteran cavalier Juan Ponce de Leon.
"Great Epochs in American History, Volume I." by Various
De Leon, Juan Ponce, 38, 39, 71.
"American Men of Action" by Burton E. Stevenson
In 1502 Juan Ponce de Leon, a member of one of the oldest families in Spain, had arrived in Hispaniola with Ovando.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Spanish authors claim that Juan Ponce de Leon discovered and named Florida, in 1512.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
In 1512 Juan Ponce de Leon, a companion of Columbus, discovered Florida, and planted on its shores the standard of Spain.
"Fifty Years In The Northwest" by William Henry Carman Folsom
In 1514 Juan Ponce de Leon secured a patent to colonize Florida and Bimini, which he had explored in the previous year.
"The Colonization of North America" by Herbert Eugene Bolton
He gave the books to Don Juan Ponce de Leon, who undertook to distribute them.
"The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII." by Juan Antonio Llorente

In poetry:

Juan Ponce de Leon, by the Devil led,
With years weighed down and crammed with antique lore,
Seeing age branch his stubby locks still more,
The far seas scoured to find Health's Fountain-head.
"Youth" by Jose Maria de Heredia y Giraud

In news:

Neither rain nor wind will keep Thursday's mini-clinic dedicated to the garb and gear from the Juan Ponce de Leon period from its appointed presentation.