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Las Casas, Bartolomé de

(1474–1566). B. Seville, Sp.; priest 1510; miss. to natives of W Indies, Cen. Am., and Mex.; appointed their protector by F. Jiménez* de Cisneros; hostility of conquistadores put many obstructions in his way; bp. Chiapa(s), Mex., 1544–47; returned to Sp. Works include Historia de las Indias.

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