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Diego Durán

1537 - 1588

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Diego Durán (c. 1537 – 1588) was a Dominican friar best known for his authorship of one of the earliest Western books on the history and culture of the Aztecs, The History of the Indies of New Spain, a book that was much criticised in his lifetime for helping the "heathen" maintain their culture.Also known as the Durán Codex, The History of the Indies of New Spain was completed in about 1581. Durán also wrote Book of the Gods and Rites (1574–1576), and Ancient Calendar (c. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Diego Durán has received more than 120,275 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Diego Durán is the 3,333rd most popular writer, the 1,053rd most popular biography from Spain and the 127th most popular Spanish Writer.

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  • 120k

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  • 15

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.42

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  • 2.07

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Among writers, Diego Durán ranks 3,333 out of 5,755Before him are Tim Krabbé, Louis Bourdaloue, Bernardo Atxaga, Tom Stoppard, Alfonso Daniel Rodríguez Castelao, and A. Merritt. After him are Ernst Weiss, Christoph Friedrich Nicolai, Anvari, Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani, Alexander Neckam, and John Ashbery.

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Among people born in 1537, Diego Durán ranks 8Before him are John III of Sweden, Lady Jane Grey, Longqing Emperor, João Manuel, Prince of Portugal, Petrus Gonsalvus, and Ashikaga Yoshiaki. After him are Christopher II, Margrave of Baden-Rodemachern and Louis IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Marburg. Among people deceased in 1588, Diego Durán ranks 15Before him are Johann Weyer, Bernardino Telesio, Alonso Sánchez Coello, Álvaro de Bazán, 1st Marquess of Santa Cruz, Giorgio Biandrata, and Louis of Granada. After him are Philip II, Margrave of Baden-Baden and Nicolás Monardes.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Diego Durán ranks 1,053 out of 2,932Before him are Nicolás Salmerón y Alonso (1838), Xavier Montsalvatge (1912), Antonio Saura (1930), Josep Maria Subirachs (1927), Bernardo Atxaga (1951), and Alfonso Daniel Rodríguez Castelao (1886). After him are Josep Seguer (1923), José Benito de Churriguera (1665), Concepción Arenal (1820), Santiago Casares Quiroga (1884), Ignacio Eizaguirre (1920), and Juan Bautista de Toledo (1515).

Among WRITERS In Spain

Among writers born in Spain, Diego Durán ranks 127Before him are Ignacio Ramonet (1943), Ángel de Saavedra, 3rd Duke of Rivas (1791), Antonio García Gutiérrez (1813), Salvador Espriu (1913), Bernardo Atxaga (1951), and Alfonso Daniel Rodríguez Castelao (1886). After him are Concepción Arenal (1820), Félix María de Samaniego (1745), Txillardegi (1929), Ramón Chao (1935), Ildefonso Falcones (1959), and Antoni Maria Alcover i Sureda (1862).