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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Las Casas, Bartholomé de

A celebrated Spanish priest, surnamed the Apostle of the Indians, born at Seville; visited the West Indies early under Columbus; took a deep interest in the natives; was grieved to see the usage they were subjected to there, as well as elsewhere, under the rule of Spain, and spent his life in persuading his countrymen to adopt a more lenient and humane treatment; crossed the ocean twelve times on their behalf; was made Bishop of Chiapa, in Mexico, in 1554; died in Madrid (1474-1566).

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Las Casas, Bartholomé de'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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