Diego de Almagro

1475 - 1538

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Diego de Almagro (Spanish: [ˈdjeɣo ðe alˈmaɣɾo]; c. 1475 – July 8, 1538), also known as El Adelantado and El Viejo, was a Spanish conquistador known for his exploits in western South America. He participated with Francisco Pizarro in the Spanish conquest of Peru. While subduing the Inca Empire he laid the foundation for Quito and Trujillo as Spanish cities in present-day Ecuador and Peru respectively. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Diego de Almagro has received more than 342,620 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Diego de Almagro is the 46th most popular explorer (up from 47th in 2019), the 151st most popular biography from Spain (up from 167th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Spanish Explorer.

Diego de Almagro is most famous for being the first European to explore Chile and Peru. He was also a Spanish conquistador who participated in the conquest of Peru, Chile, and Bolivia.

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Among explorers, Diego de Almagro ranks 46 out of 498Before him are William Baffin, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Richard E. Byrd, Frederick de Houtman, Sven Hedin, and Zhang Qian. After him are Jacob Roggeveen, Louis Antoine de Bougainville, Robert Falcon Scott, Samuel de Champlain, Giovanni da Verrazzano, and Ernest Shackleton.

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Among people born in 1475, Diego de Almagro ranks 6Before him are Michelangelo, Pope Leo X, Cesare Borgia, Paolo Uccello, and Vasco Núñez de Balboa. After him are Sebastiano Serlio, Bernardino Luini, Beatrice d'Este, Afonso, Prince of Portugal, Luis Ramírez de Lucena, and Maximus the Greek. Among people deceased in 1538, Diego de Almagro ranks 3Before him are Hatice Sultan, and Albrecht Altdorfer. After him are Andrea Gritti, Beatrice of Portugal, Duchess of Savoy, Elena Glinskaya, Francesco Maria I della Rovere, Duke of Urbino, Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire, Charles II, Duke of Guelders, Askia Mohammad I, Estêvão Gomes, and Saadet I Giray.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Diego de Almagro ranks 151 out of 3,355Before him are Josemaría Escrivá (1902), James II of Aragon (1267), Henry IV of Castile (1425), Ferdinand I of Naples (1423), José Echegaray (1832), and Peter IV of Aragon (1319). After him are Berengaria of Navarre (1165), José Antonio Primo de Rivera (1903), Carlos Saura (1932), Ferdinand I of León (1016), Francisco de Quevedo (1584), and Miguel Muñoz (1922).

Among EXPLORERS In Spain

Among explorers born in Spain, Diego de Almagro ranks 7Before him are Hernán Cortés (1485), Francisco Pizarro (1478), Juan Sebastián Elcano (1476), Vasco Núñez de Balboa (1475), Juan Ponce de León (1460), and Francisco de Orellana (1511). After him are Vicente Yáñez Pinzón (1460), Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar (1465), Alonso de Ojeda (1466), Hernando de Soto (1500), Lope de Aguirre (1518), and Juan Díaz de Solís (1470).