Thursday, 5 July 2018

301) Pedro de Alvarado y Contreras

Pedro de Alvarado y Contreras (1485 – 1541). Spanish conquistador and governor of Guatemala.

- "Historiography portrays that indigenous people, both Nahuatl-speakers and speakers of other languages, called him Tonatiuh, meaning "sun" in the Nahuatl language. Yet he was also called "Red Sun" in Nahuatl, which allows a variety of interpretations. Whether this epithet refers to Alvarado's red hair, some esoteric quality attributed to him, or both, is disputed."

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