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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. Sailing to Spain at 21, he was educated informally there, where he lived and worked the rest of his life. The natural son of a Spanish conquistador and an Inca noblewoman born in the early years of the conquest, he is known primarily for his chronicles of Inca history, culture, and society. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Inca Garcilaso de la Vega has received more than 280,740 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Inca Garcilaso de la Vega is the 991st most popular writer (up from 1,019th in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Peru (down from 20th 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 991 out of 5,755Before him are Lucius Accius, Martha Gellhorn, Marguerite Porete, Katherine Mansfield, John William Polidori, and Henri Troyat. After him are Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, Hunter S. Thompson, Saint Gall, Elsa Morante, Marcus Manilius, and Tess Gerritsen.

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Among people born in 1539, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega ranks 1After him are Federico Zuccari, Archduchess Barbara of Austria, Alessandro Valignano, Fausto Sozzini, Giovanni Andrea Doria, Catherine Vasa of Sweden, Chōsokabe Motochika, George Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Louis Gonzaga, Duke of Nevers, Louis VI, Elector Palatine, and Jost Amman. Among people deceased in 1616, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega ranks 6Before him are William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Maria Anna of Bavaria, and Vincenzo Scamozzi. After him are Jacob Le Maire, Simeon Bekbulatovich, John Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, Andreas Libavius, Magdalene of Brandenburg, and Johannes Fabricius.

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In Peru

Among people born in Peru, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega ranks 21 out of 232Before him are Manco Inca Yupanqui (1512), Martin de Porres (1579), Huáscar (1490), Topa Inca Yupanqui (1441), Viracocha Inca (1310), and Hilda Gadea (1925). After him are Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (1938), Túpac Huallpa (1510), Teófilo Cubillas (1949), Yawar Waqaq (1380), Inca Roca (1350), and César Vallejo (1892).

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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), José Carlos Mariátegui (1894), Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala (1535), José María Arguedas (1911), Ricardo Palma (1833), Ciro Alegría (1909), Julio Ramón Ribeyro (1929), and José Santos Chocano (1875).