Inca Garcilaso de la Vega

1539 - 1616

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Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (12 April 1539 – 23 April 1616), born Gómez Suárez de Figueroa and known as El Inca, was a chronicler and writer born in the Viceroyalty of Peru. He is considered the earliest-recorded mestizo in the history of the Americas. Sailing to Spain at 21, he was educated informally there, where he lived and worked the rest of his life. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Inca Garcilaso de la Vega has received more than 208,372 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Inca Garcilaso de la Vega is the 1,019th most popular writer (down from 997th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Peru (down from 19th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Peruvian Writer.

Inca Garcilaso de la Vega is most famous for his work "Comentarios Reales de los Incas" which is about the history of the Inca Empire.

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Among writers, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega ranks 1,019 out of 5,794Before him are Bernhard Schlink, P. D. James, Rosamunde Pilcher, Kassia, Egeria, and Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam. After him are Johan Ludvig Runeberg, D. T. Suzuki, Joachim du Bellay, Ernst Barlach, Sherwood Anderson, and Herodian.

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Among people born in 1539, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega ranks 2Before him is Archduchess Barbara of Austria. After him are Federico Zuccari, Alessandro Valignano, Fausto Sozzini, Chōsokabe Motochika, Catherine Vasa of Sweden, Louis VI, Elector Palatine, George Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Jost Amman, Hasegawa Tōhaku, and Humphrey Gilbert. Among people deceased in 1616, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega ranks 6Before him are William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Vincenzo Scamozzi, and Maria Anna of Bavaria. After him are Jacob Le Maire, Simeon Bekbulatovich, John Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, Andreas Libavius, Tang Xianzu, and Kuzma Minin.

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In Peru

Among people born in Peru, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega ranks 20 out of 196Before him are Huáscar (1490), Martin de Porres (1579), Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (1938), Manco Inca Yupanqui (1512), Viracocha Inca (1310), and Topa Inca Yupanqui (1441). After him are Hilda Gadea (1925), Teófilo Cubillas (1949), Túpac Huallpa (1510), Abimael Guzmán (1934), César Vallejo (1892), and Alan García (1949).

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Among WRITERS In Peru

Among writers born in Peru, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega ranks 4Before him are Mario Vargas Llosa (1936), Isabel Allende (1942), and Carlos Castaneda (1925). After him are César Vallejo (1892), Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala (1535), José Carlos Mariátegui (1894), José María Arguedas (1911), Ricardo Palma (1833), Ciro Alegría (1909), and Jaime Bayly (1965).