Juan Ponce de León (1474-July, 1521) was a Spanish explorer. 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.


Juan Ponce de León was born 1474 in Santervás de Campos, Castile, Spain to Nomen nescio and Nomen nescio and died July 1521 Havana, Cuba of unspecified causes. He married Leonor Ponce de León .

This page earlier showed his parents as Juan Ponce de León, II conde de Arcos and Leonor de Guzmán de Silva. More evidence seems to be needed.

For a detailed biography, see the Biography tab.


  • Ines Ponce De Leon Nunez
  • Juana Ponce de León, Nunez (1428-unknwon)


  • Luis Ponce de León
  • Maria Ponce de León Guzmán
  • Juana Ponce de León
  • Leonor Ponce de León
  • Isabel Ponce de León
  • Senorita Ponce de León

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