Bernardino de Sahagún

1499 - 1590

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Bernardino de Sahagún (Spanish: [beɾnaɾˈðino ðe saaˈɣun]; c. 1499 – 5 February 1590) was a Franciscan friar, missionary priest and pioneering ethnographer who participated in the Catholic evangelization of colonial New Spain (now Mexico). Born in Sahagún, Spain, in 1499, he journeyed to New Spain in 1529. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bernardino de Sahagún has received more than 258,430 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Bernardino de Sahagún is the 1,149th most popular writer (up from 1,162nd in 2019), the 351st most popular biography from Spain (up from 360th in 2019) and the 39th most popular Spanish Writer.

Bernardino de Sahagún is most famous for his book, "Historia General de las Cosas de Nueva España," which is a compilation of Aztec culture, religion, and history.

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Among writers, Bernardino de Sahagún ranks 1,149 out of 5,794Before him are Lao She, Zhuanxu, Leonid Andreyev, Fernando Arrabal, Albert Barillé, and Zenodotus. After him are Charles Péguy, Pierre Larousse, Michel Verne, Anton Praetorius, Ivan Cankar, and Blaise Cendrars.

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Among people born in 1499, Bernardino de Sahagún ranks 8Before him are Pope Pius IV, Diane de Poitiers, Claude of France, Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia, Giulio Romano, and Edmund Tudor, Duke of Somerset. After him are Claude Garamond, Peter of Alcantara, Mirza Muhammad Haidar Dughlat, Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, Laurentius Petri, and Garcia de Orta. Among people deceased in 1590, Bernardino de Sahagún ranks 8Before him are Pope Sixtus V, Charles II, Archduke of Austria, Ambroise Paré, Archduchess Anna of Austria, Christina of Denmark, and Gioseffo Zarlino. After him are Francis Walsingham, Charles de Bourbon, Frans Hogenberg, Giambattista Benedetti, Leone Leoni, and Hōjō Ujimasa.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Bernardino de Sahagún ranks 351 out of 2,595Before him are Fernando Alonso (1981), Hermenegild (564), Joan of Navarre, Queen of England (1368), Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier (1832), Fernando Arrabal (1932), and Ernesto Valverde (1964). After him are Peter I of Aragon and Pamplona (1068), Enrique Simonet (1866), Francisco Largo Caballero (1869), Narciso Yepes (1927), Juan, Count of Montizón (1822), and Sancho I of Pamplona (865).

Among WRITERS In Spain

Among writers born in Spain, Bernardino de Sahagún ranks 39Before him are Joan Fuster (1922), Juan Antonio Villacañas (1922), Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (1867), Joseph Karo (1488), Rosalía de Castro (1837), and Fernando Arrabal (1932). After him are Arturo Pérez-Reverte (1951), Garcilaso de la Vega (1501), Ausiàs March (1400), Manuel Vázquez Montalbán (1939), Joanot Martorell (1415), and Rafael Alberti (1902).