Quotes by Bartolomé de las Casas

About Bartolomé de las Casas:

Bartolomé de las Casas was a 16th-century Spanish historian, social reformer and Dominican friar. He became the first resident Bishop of Chiapas, and the first officially appointed "Protector of the Indians". His extensive writings, the most famous being A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies and Historia de Las Indias, chronicle the first decades of colonization of the West Indies and focus particularly on the atrocities committed by the colonizers against the indigenous peoples.

Author Bio

  • NameBartolomé de las Casas
  • DescriptionSpanish Dominican friar, historian, and social reformer
  • Born1484
  • DiedJuly 18, 1566
  • CountrySpain
  • ProfessionWriter; Friar; Theologian; Chronicler; Jurist; Priest; Historian; Human Rights Activist; Cleric