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a Spanish explorer and conquistador. He became the first Governor of Puerto Rico by appointment of the Spanish crown. He led the first European expedition to Florida, which he named. He is associated with the legend of the Fountain of Youth, reputed to be in Florida.
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08/08/1508-Juan Ponce de Leon arrives in Puerto Rico, founds first Spanish settlement, Caparra
04/02/1513-Florida discovered, claimed for Spain by Juan Ponce de Leon
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