Juan Díaz

Spanish conquistador

1480   -   1549

country of citizenship: Mexico
language of expression: Spanish
occupation: cleric, conquistador, chronicler, explorer

Juan Díaz (1480–1549), born in Seville, Spain, was a 16th-century conquistador and the chaplain of the 1518 Grijalva expedition, the Itinerario (itinerary route) of which he wrote. He was one of the first Spaniards who explored the named Isla de Sacrificios near Veracruz in Mexico, where the expedition found evidence of human sacrifice.
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