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Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés


Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y ValdésGonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés (August 1478 – 1557) was a Spanish historian and writer. He is commonly known as "Oviedo" even though his family name is Fernández.

He participated in the Spanish colonization of the Caribbean, and wrote a long chronicle of this project which is one of the few primary sources about it. For three centuries, only a small portion of it was published, but this abridgement was widely read in the 16th century in Spanish, English, and French editions.

(Source: Wikipedia, Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés, accessed 07 Feb 2016)