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(Encyclopedia) conquistador k?nkw?st?dr, Span. k?ng-k??st?r, military leader in the Spanish conquest of the New World in the 16th cent. Francisco Pizarro, the conqueror of Peru, and Hernn?

Gonzlez de vila, Gil

(Encyclopedia) Gonzlez de vila, Gil h?l g?nthl?th d? v?l, d. 1543, Spanish conquistador. Despite the opposition of Pedro Arias de vila, he conquered Honduras, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua in?

Pizarro, Juan

(Encyclopedia) Pizarro, Juan hwn p?thrr?, d. 1536, Spanish conquistador, brother of Francisco Pizarro. He aided Francisco in the conquest of Peru. With his other brothers, Gonzalo and Hernando, he?

Santa Fe

(Encyclopedia) Santa Fe, city (1991 pop. 341,000), capital of Santa Fe prov., NE Argentina, a river port near the Paran, with which it is connected by canal. On the eastern margin of the Pampa (see?

Bastidas, Rodrigo de

(Encyclopedia) Bastidas, Rodrigo de r?r?g? d? bst??s, c.1460?1526, Spanish conquistador in Colombia. In 1501, accompanied by Balboa and Juan de la Cosa, he discovered the mouths of the Magdalena?

Enciso, Martn Fernndez de

(Encyclopedia) Enciso, Martn Fernndez de mrt?n f?rnnd?th d? ?nth?s?, fl. 1509?19, Spanish conquistador and geographer. Commanding the supply ship for the colony planted (1509) near Cartagena?

Fernndez de Crdoba, Francisco

(Encyclopedia) Fernndez de Crdoba, Franciscofrnth?sk? f?rnnd?th d? k?rd?b, d. 1526?, Spanish conquistador. Sent in 1523 by Pedro Arias de vila to deprive Gil Gonzlez de vila (d. 1543) of?


(Encyclopedia) Sonsonate s?ns?nt?, city (1993 pop. 46,101), capital of Sonsonate dept., SW El Salvador. It is the commercial center of a rich agricultural region, where cacao, coffee, sugar,?


(Encyclopedia) Caupolicn kou?p?l?kn, d. 1558, leader of the Araucanians who fiercely resisted the Spanish conquest of Chile. He attempted to carry on the reconquest begun by Lautaro and won a?


(Encyclopedia) Holgun ?lg?n, city (1994 est. pop. 246,000), capital of Holgun prov., E Cuba. It is a prosperous commercial center and transportation hub in a fertile region of diversified?