de las Casas, Bartolomé

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Person Born Died Gender Person ID
Bartolomé de las Casas Seville 1484 Madrid 1566 M P0947

Instrument(s) Professional group Social status Social sphere Why is the person listed?
vihuela guitar lute guitarra laúd Cleric Ecclesiastical Church Author Author - poet, playwright

Years active Place active Century Region
Chiapas 16cent America
Biographical information

Bartolomé de las Casas, O.P. (Seville, c. 1484[1] – Madrid, 18 July 1566), was a 16th-century Spanish historian, social reformer and Dominican friar. He became the first resident Bishop of Chiapas, and the first officially appointed "Protector of the Indians". His extensive writings, the most famous being A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies and Historia de Las Indias, chronicle the first decades of colonization of the West Indies and focus particularly on the atrocities committed by the colonizers against the indigenous peoples. (...)é_de_las_Casas
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Source documents
Date Document
1576 Cristóbal de las Casas, Vocabulario de las dos lenguas toscana y castellana
1559/ca. Bartolomé de las Casas, Apologética historia de las Indias.
1527-1550 Bartolomé de las Casas, Apologética historia sumaria.