Bartolomé de Las Casas

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Historian, Explorer, Missionary, Writer(c. 1474–1566)
Originally a soldier, Bartolomé de Las Casas later worked against the oppression of indigenous races by Europeans.

Synopsis

Though initially he was a willing participant in the conquest of the Caribbean, Spanish explorer and missionary Bartolomé de Las Casas later worked against the opression of indigenous races by Europeans. He wrote a number of works which inspired later revolutionary thinkers.

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