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Velázquez, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y

(Encyclopedia)Velázquez, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y rôᵺrēˈgāth ᵺā sēlˈvä ē vāläthˈkāth, 1599–1660, b. Seville. He was the most celebrated painter of the Spanish school. Velázquez's developme...

Almagro, Diego de

(Encyclopedia)Almagro, Diego de dyāˈgō dā älmäˈgrō [key], c.1475–1538, Spanish conquistador, a leader in the conquest of Peru. A partner of Francisco Pizarro, he took part in the first (1524) and second (...

Velázquez, Diego de

(Encyclopedia)Velázquez, Diego de vəlăsˈkwĭz, Span. dyāˈgō dā vāläthˈkāth [key], c.1460–1524?, Spanish conquistador, first governor of Cuba, b. Cuéllar, Spain. He sailed with Christopher Columbus on...

Valera, Diego de

(Encyclopedia)Valera, Diego de dyāˈgō dā välāˈrä [key], 1412?–1488?, Spanish adventurer and writer. Reared at the Castilian court, he was page to John II and later became one of his diplomatic agents. He ...

Diego, Gerardo

(Encyclopedia)Diego, Gerardo hārärˈdō dyāˈgō [key], 1896–1987, Spanish poet, b. Santander. Although he embraced many new poetic credos, his poetry is classified into two styles. His traditional poetry of r...

San Diego

(Encyclopedia)San Diego săn dēāˈgō, city (1990 pop. 1,110,549), seat of San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1850. San Diego includes the unincorporated communities of La Jolla and Spring Valley. Co...

Silva, José Asunción

(Encyclopedia)Silva, José Asunción hōsāˈ äso͞onsyōnˈ sĭlˈvä [key], 1865–96, Colombian poet, one of the precursors of modernismo. Silva's life was shadowed by the loss of a crucial manuscript, family d...

Hurtado de Mendoza, Diego

(Encyclopedia)Hurtado de Mendoza, Diego dyāˈgō o͞ortäˈdhō dā māndōˈthä [key], 1503—75, Spanish poet, historian, and statesman, b. Granada. An ambassador of Charles V to England and Venice and at the C...

San Pedro, Diego de

(Encyclopedia)San Pedro, Diego de dyāˈgō ᵺā sän pāˈᵺrō [key], fl. 1450, Spanish writer. He is best known for two sentimental novels that influenced the later development of the Spanish novel. They are T...

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