ponce de león, juan

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Ponce de León, Juan [(pons duh lee-uhn, pon-say duh lay-ohn)]

A Spanish explorer and conquistador of the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, who conquered Puerto Rico. Ponce de León discovered and named Florida while searching for the legendary Fountain of Youth.

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