Bartolomé de las Casas (US: /lɑːs ˈkɑːsəs/ lahs KAH-səs, Spanish: [baɾtoloˈme ðe las ˈkasas] (About this soundlisten); c. 1484 – 18 July 1566) was a 16th-century Spanish colonist who acted as a historian and social reformer before becoming a Dominican friar.
Spanish priest Bartolome de Las Casas wrote a book on human rights and slavery in the New World titled Brevisirna relacion de la destruccion de las Indias (A Brief Report on the Destruction of the Indies) Continue reading
Christopher Columbus (c. 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer. Born in the Republic of Genoa, under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading
Christopher Columbus, during his third voyage, became the first European explorer to land on the South American continent. Continue reading