Pedro de Alvarado was a Spanish conquistador, military commander, Governor of Guatemala, and Governor of Honduras, known as one of the greatest conquistadors of Central America.
|Full Name||Pedro de Alvarado y Contreras|
|Death Date||July 4, 1541|
|Cause of Death||trampled by a spooked horse|
|Father||Diego de Alvarado y Mexia Sandovol y Porras|
|Mother||Leonor de Contreras y Gutierrez de Trejo|
Francisca de la Cueva
Beatriz de la Cueva
Gonzalo de Alvarado
Jorge de Alvarado
Hernando de Alvarado
Juan de Alvarado
|Children||Leonor de Alvarado Xicotencatl|
In 1519, Alvarado set out to Mexico with Hernan Cortes and his fleet, commanding a ship and appointed his second in command while in Tenotchitlan.
In 1519, Cortes took the Aztec ruler Moctezuma captive, and placed Alvarado in charge of ensuring that he did not escape.
Badajoz, Spain - Born here, 1485.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - Traveled here, 1510.
Matanzas, Cuba - Traveled here, 1519.
Villahermosa, Mexico - Traveled here, 1519.
Mexico City, Mexico - Stayed here, 1519.
Tuxtla, Mexico - Was commander of a conquest based here, 1523 - 1527.
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala - Commanded and won a battle here, 1524.
Santa Cruz del Quiche, Guatemala - Destroyed the Mayan capital here, founded a new city, 1524.
Chimaltenango, Guatemala - Traveled here, 1524.
Solola, Guatemala - Commanded and won a battle here, 1524.
Esquipulas, Guatemala - Helped found this city, 1525.
San Salvador, El Salvador - Founded this city, 1525.
Lima, Peru - Traveled here, 1534.
Trujillo, Honduras - Served as Governor of Honduras here, 1534 - 1537.
Guadalajara, Mexico - Died here, 1541.