Hispanic History Makers

0 %
100 %
Information about Hispanic History Makers

Published on October 15, 2008

Author: mcpeg

Source: slideshare.net

Hispanic History Makers

Juan Ponce de Leon 1460-1521 Conquistador and Explorer Conquered Puerto Rico Discovered Florida

Conquistador and Explorer

Conquered Puerto Rico

Discovered Florida

Hernan Cortes 1485-1520 Conquistador Conquered the Aztec Empire

Conquistador

Conquered the Aztec Empire

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz 1648-1695 Poet Scholar Mexican Nun Studied theology, astronomy, philosophy, literature, mathematics, painting, and music

Poet

Scholar

Mexican Nun

Studied theology, astronomy, philosophy, literature, mathematics, painting, and music

Miguel Hidalgo y Costillo 1753-1811 Revolutionary Priest Tried to free Mexico from Spanish rule in a famous speech called “Grito de Delores” on September 16, 1810.

Revolutionary Priest

Tried to free Mexico from Spanish rule in a famous speech called “Grito de Delores” on September 16, 1810.

Simon Bolivar 1783-1830 Soldier and Statesman Called El Libertador (the Liberator) Liberated parts of South America from the Spanish

Soldier and Statesman

Called El Libertador (the Liberator)

Liberated parts of South America from the Spanish

Juan Seguin 1806-1890 Soldier Fought at the Alamo, but did not die because he left to get reinforcements. Calvary Captain at the Battle of San Jacinto

Soldier

Fought at the Alamo, but did not die because he left to get reinforcements.

Calvary Captain at the Battle of San Jacinto

Jose Marti 1853-1895 Revolutionary and Writer Led the movement for the independence of Cuba. Author Poet Was killed in Cuba while leading a revolt.

Revolutionary and Writer

Led the movement for the independence of Cuba.

Author

Poet

Was killed in Cuba while leading a revolt.

Diego Rivera 1886-1957 Mexican Painter Painted murals of Mexican life and culture. Painted murals of US industry

Mexican Painter

Painted murals of Mexican life and culture.

Painted murals of US industry

Severo Ochoa 1905-1993 Spanish biochemist Won the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine His discovery helped expand our knowledge of genetics

Spanish biochemist

Won the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine

His discovery helped expand our knowledge of genetics

Frida Kahlo 1907-1954 Mexican Painter Known for her intense self-portraits. Her style featured brilliant colors. Her work is still very popular today.

Mexican Painter

Known for her intense self-portraits.

Her style featured brilliant colors.

Her work is still very popular today.

Narciso Martinez 1911-1992 Mexican Musician “ Father” of the Tejano style of accordion music known as conjunto.

Mexican Musician

“ Father” of the Tejano style of accordion music known as conjunto.

Cesar Chavez 1927-1993 Mexican American Activist World War II Veteran Founded the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) Helped gain better working conditions for migrant workers and safer foods for all Americans.

Mexican American Activist

World War II Veteran

Founded the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA)

Helped gain better working conditions for migrant workers and safer foods for all Americans.

Jaime Escalante 1903-Present Educator Math teacher who achieved outstanding results with his students in California. Awarded the United States Presidential Medal for his achievements.

Educator

Math teacher who achieved outstanding results with his students in California.

Awarded the United States Presidential Medal for his achievements.

Roberto Clemente 1934-1972 Puerto Rican Baseball Player Led the National League in hitting 4 times. Led the Pittsburgh Pirates to two World Series.

Puerto Rican Baseball Player

Led the National League in hitting 4 times.

Led the Pittsburgh Pirates to two World Series.

Antonia Novello 1944-Present Puerto Rican Physician and Public Official First Hispanic and women to be named Surgeon General of the United States.

Puerto Rican Physician and Public Official

First Hispanic and women to be named Surgeon General of the United States.

Edward James Olmos 1947-Present Mexican American Actor and Activist Has received many awards for his acting Actively involved in political and humanitarian causes

Mexican American Actor and Activist

Has received many awards for his acting

Actively involved in political and humanitarian causes

Carlos Santana 1947-Present Mexican Musician Grammy award winning jazz-rock musician. His music reaches audiences from the 1960’s to today

Mexican Musician

Grammy award winning jazz-rock musician.

His music reaches audiences from the 1960’s to today

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen 1952-Present Cuban Congresswoman First Cuban-American member of Congress Has served in the House of Representatives since 1989.

Cuban Congresswoman

First Cuban-American member of Congress

Has served in the House of Representatives since 1989.

Sandra Cisneros 1954-Present Mexican American writer, poet, and novelist. She is known for her vivid portrayal of Mexican American life.

Mexican American writer, poet, and novelist.

She is known for her vivid portrayal of Mexican American life.

Nancy Lopez 1957-Present Mexican American Golfer Has won 3 LPGA Titles Member of the LPGA Hall of Fame

Mexican American Golfer

Has won 3 LPGA Titles

Member of the LPGA Hall of Fame

Ellen Ochoa 1958-Present Mexican American Astronaut First Latino Women to travel into space. Has logged 1,000 hours in space Also a accomplished flutist

Mexican American Astronaut

First Latino Women to travel into space.

Has logged 1,000 hours in space

Also a accomplished flutist

Selena Quintanilla Perez 1971-1995 Mexican American Singer Popular Tejano singer in both Mexico and the United States. Her album “Dreaming of You” became the all time selling debut album by a female.

Mexican American Singer

Popular Tejano singer in both Mexico and the United States.

Her album “Dreaming of You” became the all time selling debut album by a female.

Add a comment

Related presentations

Related pages

Hispanic Heritage Discovery History Makers Born Before 1900

As an admiral in the Union Navy, David Farragut was the most famous Hispanic soldier in the Civil War. He joined the Navy when ...
Read more

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage! Latinos in History

This content resource provides students with biographies of key Hispanic Americans such as Cesar Chavez and Severo Ochoa. Students can use a biography ...
Read more

Latino Trailblazers and History Makers - About.com News ...

This list of famous Latinos illustrates the contributions people of Hispanic heritage have made in music, film, politics and science. Remember the series ...
Read more

MAKERS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month | MAKERS

It's Hispanic Heritage Month, and MAKERS is proud to honor eight extraordinary women of Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean, Puerto Rican, and Central and South ...
Read more

Hispanic History Makers - Spanish411

Alberto Fujimori. Perú. Alfredo Stroessner. Paraguay. Anastasio Somoza. Nicaragua. Antonia Novello. Puerto Rico. Antonio Gaudí. España. Augusto Pinochet ...
Read more

Hispanic American Women's History

Famous and notable Hispanic women, and others who may not be as well-known. About.com. ... Americas: Women's History; US: Hispanic American Women - Latinas;
Read more

Hispanic Heritage Month - Hispanic Heritage Month ...

National Hispanic Heritage Month ... Hispanic History-Makers Articles on Hispanic and ... Featured Topics in Hispanic and Latino History and Culture
Read more

hispanichistorymakers.com

hispanichistorymakers.com
Read more

Homepage | The HistoryMakers

Includes biographical information and audio and video clips about African Americans who have influenced history.
Read more