Alonso Hernández Puertocarrero

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Alonso Hernández Puertocarrero (1495–1523) was a Spanish conquistador. He joined Hernan Cortes' expedition, for which Cortes bought him a grey mare. After the Battle of Cintla, Cortes gave La Malinche to Alonso. Alonso was elected alcayde along with, Francisco de Montejo, of Villa Rica de la Vera Cruz After Cortes made allies of the Totonacs, Alonso received Chief Cuesco's daughter, baptized as Dona Francisca, as a gift.[1]:50-51,82,102,121,125

Cortés sent Francisco and Alonso as proctors to King Charles of Spain in 1519 to report on the expedition.[1]:127-128


  1. 1.0 1.1 Diaz, B., 1963, The Conquest of New Spain, London: Penguin Books, ISBN 0140441239