Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
Gonzálo Fernández de Oviedo
Cronista de Indias, Alcaide de la Fortaleza de Santo Domingo desde 1533 hasta su muerte
Capitan y Procurador de esta ciudad y autor de La Historia General y Natural de las Indias, escrita en este recinto
Historiador, etnólogo, antropólogo y naturalista
Chronicler of the Indies, Warden of the Fortress of Santo Domingo from 1533 until his death. He was both Captain and Procurator of this city and author of The General and Natural History of the Indies, written here at this site. Historian, ethnologist, anthropologist and naturalist.
Location. 18° 28.4′ N, 69° 52.928′ W. Marker is in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Calle Las Damas and Calle Alfau, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker and monument to Oviedo are on the grounds of the Fortress of Santo Domingo. Marker is in this post office area: Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional 10210, Dominican Republic.
Other nearby markers. The Fortress of Santo Domingo (within shouting distance of this marker); Calle de las Damas (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bastidas House (within shouting distance of this marker); History of the Dominican Society of the Bibliophiles’ House (within shouting distance of this marker); Diego Caballero House (within shouting distance of this marker); House of the Lions (within shouting distance of this marker); The Academy of Sciences Building of the Dominican Republic (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The House of the Rectory (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santo Domingo.
Also see . . . Gonzálo Fernández de Oviedo at Wikipedia. "...The Historia, though written in a diffuse style, furnishes a mass of information collected first hand. Las Casas, the fellow contemporary chronicler of the Spanish colonization of the Caribbean, denounced Oviedo and his Historia thus: "one of the greatest tyrants, thieves, and destroyers of the Indies, whose Historia contains almost as many lies as pages". The incomplete Seville edition was widely read in the English and French versions published by Eden and Poleur, respectively, in 1555 and 1556. (Submitted on March 31, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 31, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.