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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 235,800 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Diego de Almagro is the 51st most popular explorer (up from 53rd in 2019), the 147th most popular biography from Spain (up from 166th 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

Among explorers, Diego de Almagro ranks 51 out of 405Before him are Zhang Qian, Robert Falcon Scott, Henry Hudson, Sven Hedin, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, and Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld. After him are William Adams, Ernest Shackleton, John Smith, Hernando de Soto, William Baffin, and Samuel de Champlain.

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Contemporaries

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, Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of Warwick, and Luis Ramírez de Lucena. Among people deceased in 1538, Diego de Almagro ranks 3Before him are Hatice Sultan and Albrecht Altdorfer. After him are Andrea Gritti, Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire, Francesco Maria I della Rovere, Duke of Urbino, Elena Glinskaya, Beatrice of Portugal, Duchess of Savoy, Askia Mohammad I, Pierre Robert Olivétan, and Estêvão Gomes.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Diego de Almagro ranks 147 out of 2,595Before him are Ferdinand I of Aragon (1380), Alfonso V of Aragon (1396), Vincent Ferrer (1350), Almanzor (930), Inês de Castro (1325), and Buenaventura Durruti (1896). After him are Enrique Iglesias (1975), José Antonio Primo de Rivera (1903), Pep Guardiola (1971), Abd al-Rahman II (788), Henry II of Castile (1334), and Ferdinand I of Naples (1423).

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), Juan Ponce de León (1460), Vasco Núñez de Balboa (1475), and Francisco de Orellana (1511). After him are Hernando de Soto (1500), Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar (1465), Alonso de Ojeda (1466), Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (1488), Benjamin of Tudela (1130), and Francisco Vázquez de Coronado (1510).