Adrián Recinos

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1886 – 1962

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Who was Adrián Recinos?

Adrián Recinos was a Guatemalan historian, essayist, Mayanist scholar and translator, and diplomat. Recinos was a great student of national history, mainly of the Maya civilization and the ancient history of the K'iche' and Kaqchikel people.

It was he who made the first edition in Spanish of the Popol Vuh, based on his translation of the manuscript found in the Newberry Library, Chicago, the United States. He also published his translations of other ancient Mayan manuscripts, including the Anales de los Cakchiqueles.

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Born
Jul 5, 1886
Antigua Guatemala
Also known as
  • Adrian Recinos
Nationality
  • Guatemala
Died
1962
Guatemala City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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