Garcilaso de la Vega

Historian, Author

1539 – 1616

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Who was Garcilaso de la Vega?

Garcilaso de la Vega, born Gómez Suárez de Figueroa and known as El Inca or Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, was a chronicler and writer from the Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru. The son of a Spanish conquistador and an Inca noblewoman, he is recognized primarily for his contributions to Inca history, culture, and society. His work was influential, well-received, and particularly notable for being the first literature by an author born in the Americas to enter the western canon.

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Born
Apr 12, 1539
Cusco
Nationality
  • Peru
Profession
Died
Apr 23, 1616
Córdoba

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on July 23, 2013

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