Bartolome de las Casas

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Bartolome de las Casas

Birthplace: Sevilla, Seville, Andalucía, Spain
Death: Died in Madrid, Community of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Place of Burial: Madrid, Community of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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Son of Francisco de las Casas, Señor de Tenerife and Isabel de Sosa
Brother of Leonor de las Casas?

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About Bartolome de las Casas

Bartolomé de las Casas O.P. (c. 1484[1] – 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, focusing particularly on the atrocities committed by the colonizers against the Indigenous peoples


Bartholomew de las Casas; his life, his apostolate, and his writings (1909)

Author: MacNutt, Francis Augustus, 1863-1927
Subject: Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1474-1566
Publisher: New York, London, G. P. Putnam's sons
Language: English

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Bartolome de las Casas's Timeline

November 16, 1484
Sevilla, Seville, Andalucía, Spain
July 16, 1566
Age 81
Madrid, Community of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Madrid, Community of Madrid, Madrid, Spain