Francisco Hernández de Córdoba (Spanish: [fɾanˈθisko eɾˈnãndeθ ðe ˈkoɾðoβa]; 1475 ? - 1526) is usually reputed as the founder of Nicaragua, and in fact he founded two important Nicaraguan cities, Granada and León. The currency of Nicaragua is named the córdoba in his memory.
Cordoba was an officer of Pedro Arias Dávila, known also as Pedrarias Dávila.:43 Hernán Cortés and Hernan Ponce de Leon supported Cordoba during the conquest of Nicaragua in 1524,:135 in return for support against Cristóbal de Olid. Pedrarias Dávila considered Cordoba an insurrectionist and a traitor, and finally captured and beheaded him.:71,80
His remains were found in 2000 in Leon Viejo, Nicaragua.
Francisco Hernández may refer to:
Francisco Hernández de Toledo (1514–1587), naturalist and court physician to the King of Spain
Francisco Hernández de Córdoba (founder of Nicaragua) (c. 1475–1526)
Francisco Hernández de Córdoba (Yucatán conquistador) (died 1517), Spanish conquistador
Francisco Hernández Ortiz-Pizarro (1555–1613), founder of Fort Calbuco
Francisco Hernández (footballer, born 1949) (1949–2019), football player from Costa Rica
Francisco Hernández (Mexican footballer) (1924–2001), player who competed at the FIFA World Cup
Francisco Hernández Tomé (died 1872), Spanish mural painter
Francisco Jose Hernandez (born 1936), Cuban exile and president of the Cuban American National Foundation
Francisco Hernández (rugby union) (born 1988), Spanish rugby sevens playerFrancisco Hernández de Córdoba
Francisco Hernández de Córdoba may refer to:
Francisco Hernández de Córdoba (Yucatán conquistador) (died 1517)
Francisco Hernández de Córdoba (founder of Nicaragua) (died 1526)List of conquistadors
The following is a list of conquistadors.