Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés, Gonzalo, 1478-1557

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1478
Death 1557
Spaniards
Spanish; Castilian

Biographical notes:

Historian.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, 1505 Aug. 28. (Morgan Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 81013585

Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdes was born on August 1478 in Madrid, Spain. He was a Spanish historian and writer. He participated in the Spanish Colonization of the Caribbean, and wrote a long chronicle of this project, which is one of the few primary sources about it.

From the description of Natural y General Hystoria de las Indias, 1539-1548. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 755760475

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Subjects:

  • Natural history
  • Shipwrecks
  • Indians of Central America
  • Manuscripts, Spanish
  • Voyages around the world
  • Manuscripts, Spanish--Facsimiles
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Indians of South America--Social life and customs--Early works to 1800
  • Indonesians--Social life and customs--Early works to 1800

Occupations:

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Places:

  • America (as recorded)
  • Maluku (Indonesia) (as recorded)
  • West Indies (as recorded)
  • Spain (as recorded)
  • Philippines (as recorded)
  • Spain--Madrid (as recorded)
  • Indonesia--Maluku (as recorded)
  • Central America (as recorded)
  • Magellan, Strait of (Chile and Argentina) (as recorded)
  • Spain (as recorded)