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Bernardino, de Sahagún, 1499-1590

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Personal name headingBernardino, de Sahagún, 1499-1590
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Variant(s)Sahagún, Bernardino de, 1499-1590
De Sahagún, Bernardino, 1499-1590
Sahagún, Bernardino de, d. 1590
Sahagún, Bernardino de, Fray, 1499-1590
Sahagún, Bernardo de, 1499-1590
Rivera, Bernardino de, 1499-1590
Ribera, Bernardino de, 1499-1590
Ribeira, Bernardino de, 1499-1590
Birth date1499
Death date15901023
Place of birthSahagún (Spain)
Place of deathTlatelolco (Mexico)
Profession or occupationLinguists Historians Ethnologists
Found inGeneral history of the things of New Spain. Book 11, Earthly things, 1963: t.p. (Fray Bernardino de Sahagún)
Fray Bernardo de Sahagún, 1988
Info. converted from 678, 2012-10-02 (b. 1499)
BNE in VIAF, Feb. 9, 2015 (Bernardino de Sahagún‏ ‎(O.F.M.))‏
Catholic Encyclopedia, Feb. 9, 2015 (Bernardino de Sahagún; Missionary and Aztec archeologist, b. at Sahagún, Kingdom of Leon, Spain, in or before the year 1500; d. at Mexico, 23 Oct., 1590. He studied at the convent of Salamanca where he took the vows of the order, and in 1529 was sent out to Mexico, being one of the earliest missionaries assigned to that country, where he labored until his death more than sixty years later. He was assigned to the college of Santa Cruz in Tlaltelolco, near the City of Mexico, and took up the work of preaching, conversion, and the instruction of the native youth in Spanish and Latin, science, music, and religion, while by close study and years of daily practice he himself acquired such mastery of the Aztec language as has never since been attained by any other student.)
Wikipedia, Feb. 9, 2015 (Bernardino de Sahagún; born 1499 in Sahagún; died October 23, 1590 in Tlatelolco, New Spain; birth name: Bernardino de Rivera (Ribera or Ribeira); Franciscan friar, missionary priest and pioneering ethnographer who participated in the Catholic evangelization of colonial New Spain (now Mexico). He attended the University of Salamanca and he journeyed to New Spain in 1529, where he spent more than 50 years in the study of Aztec beliefs, culture and history. Though he dedicated himself primarily to the missionary task, his extraordinary work documenting indigenous worldview and culture has earned him the title "the first anthropologist." He also contributed to the description of the Aztec language Nahuatl, into which he translated the Psalms, the Gospels and a basic manual of religious education. Sahagún is perhaps best known as the compiler of the Historia general de las cosas de la Nueva España (in English: General History of the Things of New Spain) The most famous extant manuscript of the Historia General is the Florentine Codex. It is a codex consisting of 2400 pages organized into twelve books with approximately 2,500 illustrations drawn by native artists using both native and European techniques. The alphabetic text is bilingual in Spanish and Nahuatl on opposing folios, and the pictorials should be considered a third kind of text. It documents the culture, religious cosmology (worldview), ritual practices, society, economics, and history of the Aztec people, and in Book 12 gives an account of the conquest of Mexico from the Tenochtitlan-Tlatelolco point of view)
Associated languagespa nah