Our country is now taking the road by which it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence. — Thomas Jefferson

Pedro Menendez

(Pedro Menendez de Aviles)

1519–1574
Civilization: Hispanic — Florida
   Field of Renown:  explorer — Florida
Era:  Exploration

Spanish explorer who founded St. Augustine and was the first Spanish governor of Florida.