Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés, Gonzalo, 1478-1557

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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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creatorOf Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés, Gonzalo, 1478-1557. Autograph letter signed, 1505 Aug. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Acosta, Juan de, 16th cent. Pizarro-Gasca collection, 1537-1580. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1474-1566. Historia de las Yndias / por Fr. Bartolome de las Casas, obispo de Chiapas. Newberry Library
creatorOf Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés, Gonzalo, 1478-1557. Libro XX de la segunda parte de la general historia de las Indias / escripta por el capitan Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdes Alcayde de la fortaleza y puerto de Sancto Domingo d'la isla Española. Cronista d'su Magestad. Que trata del estrecho de Magallanes. Newberry Library
creatorOf Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés, Gonzalo, 1478-1557. Instrucion de la Casa Real del Serenisimo Principe Don Juan de gloriosa memoria, primogenito heredero de los mui altos y Catholicos Reyes Don Fernando y Doña Isabel [microform] / hecho por Gonçalo Fernandez de la Camara de su Alteza en el Año de 1547. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Stengel, Frederick. Translation of the 37th book of Gonzolo Fernandez de Oviedo's Natural and general history of the Indies, ca. 1870. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Translation of the 37th book of Gonzolo Fernandez de Oviedo's Natural and general history of the Indies, ca. 1870 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Turner, Daymond, 1915-. Oviedo encyclopedia [manuscript], 194[?]-1988. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Hispanic collection, 1527-1811. Library of Congress
creatorOf Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés, Gonzalo, 1478-1557. Natural y General Hystoria de las Indias, 1539-1548. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, 1500-1558. Letter, 1516 June 28, Brussels, to Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros and Adrian of Utrecht, Dean of Louvain. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1474-1566. person
associatedWith Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, 1500-1558. person
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Elcano, Juan Sebastián de, ca. 1476-1526 person
associatedWith Fernández de Córdova, Francisco. person
associatedWith Loaysa, García Jofre de, 16th cent. person
associatedWith Magalhães, Fernão de, d. 1521 person
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Pigafetta, Antonio, ca. 1480-ca. 1534 person
associatedWith Stengel, Frederick person
associatedWith Stengel, Frederick. person
associatedWith Turner, Daymond, 1915- person
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America
Maluku (Indonesia)
West Indies
Spain
Philippines
Spain--Madrid
Indonesia--Maluku
Central America
Magellan, Strait of (Chile and Argentina)
Spain
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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
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Birth 1478

Death 1557

Spaniards

Spanish; Castilian

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