The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 2 (of 2) - Bernal Díaz del Castillo

The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 2 (of 2)

By Bernal Díaz del Castillo

  • Release Date: 1585-01-01
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Description

Bernal Díaz del Castillo was born around 1492 to 1498 (the exact date is unknown) in Medina del Campo (Spain), he came from a poor family and received little education; however, he was literate, which indicates a certain level of education. He sailed to Tierra Firme (now Nombre de Dios in modern Panama) with the expedition led by Pedrarias Dávila in 1514 to make his fortune, but after two years found few opportunities there. Many of the settlers had been sickened or killed by an epidemic, and there was political unrest.

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